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Are ‘Green Burials’ Legal?

“Green” or “natural’ burials are increasing in popularity for two reasons: cost and environmental awareness. The average cost of a traditional funeral ranges from $6,000 to $10,000 – and can be much higher. This cost includes embalming, a metal casket, and cemetery services (including a concrete vault). The traditional U.S. funeral industry is a $15 billion business. There are also environmental issues with traditional funerals. Embalming fluid often contains formaldehyde, a carcinogen. It is dangerous to funeral directors and toxic …

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Amanda Bynes in Psych Ward as Parents Ask for Conservatorship

Actress Amanda Bynes on July 22 reportedly set fire to a Los Angeles driveway and was hauled over to the loony bin. In response, her parents are seeking a conservatorship of their daughter, alleging that she is unfit to look after herself.   Ante Upped A judge on July 26 reportedly said he would wait to rule on the parents’ application, as Bynes’ two-week psychiatric lockdown has another week to go and he wanted to meet the 27-year-old in person. …

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Posted 2 years ago in Podcasts Your Family & The Law by Jennifer King  
Read the Latest Issue of ‘Your Family & The Law’ Newsletter

More Grandparents Seeking Visitation Rights The baby boom generation is aging and people are living longer, healthier lives. That means more grandparents are active participants in their grandchildren’s lives. They are also pursuing visitation rights when divorce or family dysfunction results in their being cut off from their grandchildren. Find Out More…   Cops are Monitoring You on Social Media [Infographic] More than 70% of law enforcement agencies across the U.S. use social media as an investigative tool. In a …

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Posted 2 years ago in Your Family & The Law by Jennifer King  
Read the Latest Issue of ‘Your Family & The Law’ Newsletter

Are Destination Weddings Legal? Thinking of getting married on the honeymoon instead of before it? More and more couples are choosing to tie the knot with a destination wedding. But you may have to take extra steps to ensure your marriage is legally binding once you get home. The trick is to make sure you’re following the laws of the state or country where you’re getting married. Find Out More…   Bruce Willis & Music, Social Media after Death A …

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Posted 2 years ago in Estate Planning Social Networks by Lawyers.com Radio  
Podcast: Accessing Your Family Member’s Facebook Account after They Die

  What happens when your mom dies and the family wants to get access to her Facebook account? In today’s Lawyers.com broadcast, host Matt Plessner interviews Lawyers.com Editor in Chief Larry Bodine about gaining access to a family member’s Facebook, Twitter or Flickr account after the person has passed on. Following is a transcript of the podcast. Matt Plessner:  Welcome to Lawyers.com Radio; your legal solutions start right here. We’ll help you understand your legal issue, find a lawyer in …

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