Valarie Ann P. on BirdEye
7 months ago
05/14/2021, 16:30 PM
not at all
went against the law, according to law, a common law wife cannot be considered legal next of kin to dispose of remains or have control
this happened, and via a corrupt lawyer and lies, this funeral home, the state medical examiner and a lawyer allowed this check to get away with it and deny the legal next of kin , the rights to disposition, these ghouls wanted to split up the ashes, the mother refused and this is what happened, mother gets cheated, here is the code
According to Iowa Code, the following is a summary of who has the right to control disposition, in order of authority:
Designee or Alternate Designee- (if a valid Disposition Directive has been put into place).
The surviving spouse of the deceased- if not legally separated (common-law marriage is not recognized as valid for final disposition).
The surviving child or children of the deceased- each surviving adult child must sign the cremation authorization. Iowa Code allows for a majority, but Iowa Cremation has a policy that all children must be in agreement before cremation takes place. (Please note: the children do not have to sign in person; we can fax or email the form to them.)
The surviving parents of the deceased- If both parents are living, each must sign the authorization.
The surviving grandchild or grandchildren- Again, while Iowa Code allows for a simple majority, Iowa Cremation has a policy that all must be in agreement before cremation takes place.
The surviving sibling or siblings (same conditions as noted above).
The surviving grandparent or grandparents (same conditions as noted above).