Legal Requirements in Your State

What’s Happening in Your State

Home funeral vigils are legal in every state, but not all states allow families to complete every aspect of a home funeral. Be sure to check the following documents for detailed information to help you make your home funeral experience as seamless as possible.

Quick Guide to Legal Requirements for Home Funerals in Your State
Find out what each state requires home funeral families to do about refrigeration, how much time you have for a vigil or home funeral, under what conditions you need to call a medical authority, and what funeral directors are required to do that may or may not apply to you.

Restoring Families’ Rights
Which states have restrictions and what can you do about it? Learn more about the ten states that have specific restrictions that require everyone, including home funeral families, to hire a professional in AL, CT, IL, IA, IN, LA, MI, NE, NJ, and NY. Find out what you can do to help reclaim our rights to care for our own after death.

Find Home Funeral Laws in Your State
Look up the home funeral laws in your state, thanks to NOLO, a publisher who helps ordinary folks with legal matters.