Morganfield, KY asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Kentucky

Q: If someone steals a grave and places a headstone for spouse do they have a right to bury their spouse beside them ?

I discovered new graves & headstones AFTER I purchased my farm. There is no reservation of a cemetery or mention of any graves in my Deed. Isn't this a violation of my Constitutional Rights? I don't live on this property and I wasn't aware of any of the burials. Do they have a "Right" to bury their spouse?

1 Lawyer Answer
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: No, it’s not a violation of your civil rights. However, if the graves aren’t properly registered, you can probably have the bodies exhumed and moved off your property.

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