Q: can a funeral director hold your loved one hostage for payment when you are paying on it
the funeral home is holding remains hostage until its paid but they did not tell us he would not be creamated until it was paid and its been almost 2 months
A: Sounds like a violation of law. Contact a member of the Va. Trial Lawyers Assn as there may be a claim for "misuse of a corpse."
A: There are certain limitations on how a funeral home may dispose of a body or handle the requests of the deceased's next of kin. If you feel you are being mislead or mistreated, you should speak with a local attorney as soon as possible to review the facts of your case in more detail and what steps can be taken next.
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