Disposition of human remains is the practice and process of dealing with the disposal of dead bodies. Because death is the ultimate unifying experience common to all human beings, the development of death care rituals has been a cultural necessity since the beginning of time. Several methods of disposition have been practiced throughout history, often […]Read more "The Struggle is Real – Legal Challenges to Modern Disposition of Human Remains"
In the eyes of the law, a dead body is neither a “person”, nor “property” in the traditional sense – rather, it is occupies a complicated position somewhere in between, known as “quasi-property”. Under English common law, there existed a right to a “decent [i.e. Christian] burial”– the denial of which was a misdemeanor. Under […]Read more "It’s My Party & I’ll Die How I Want To"
Welcome to Funeral Law Lady! My name is Emily Albrecht and I am an attorney in Seattle, Washington. I decided to start this blog as a source for those who, like myself, are fascinated by everything macabre and are particularly interested in learning more about how the law intersects with death and the funeral industry. When […]Read more "Welcome to Funeral Law Lady"