Stewart McNab, Barrister
Arranging a funeral is one of life’s hardest and saddest tasks. You’re surrounded by grief, usually compounded by your own and, it’s at times like this you’re most vulnerable and can be convinced to part with more money than need be, simply to have the task end as quickly and painlessly as possible. However, by familiarising yourself with the rules associated with funerals before you need that information, you’ll be in a better position to make informed decisions that may prevent you from paying more than you need to.
This section includes the following topics:
- Arrangement of a funeral
- Burial, cremation and donation of remains
- After burial or cremation
- Meeting the costs of a funeral
- Complaints about funeral services
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