Who has the rights to the ashes?

The individual who applies for the cremation permit is entitled to possession of the ashes. If however there is a dispute, then the named executor will have the first right to possession.

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Who has the right to the Ashes UK?

The ashes are given to the person who has applied for cremation with the funeral director. The ashes can be collected by the applicant directly from the crematorium or the applicant can nominate the funeral director to collect them on their behalf.

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Can you scatter ashes anywhere in Australia?

Yes, it is important to get permission to scatter ashes from the owners of private land or the Trustee of parks and reserves, or from local council for parks, beaches and playing fields as scattering of ashes may contravene the provisions of the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 in terms of air or water ...

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Who owns Ashes Qld?

Who has the right to possess the ashes? Since they do not form part of the deceased's estate and are incapable of being disposed of under a will, the right to possess the ashes automatically vests in the executor of the estate.

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Who owns the ashes of a deceased person NZ?

This depends on who applied to the crematorium to have the deceased cremated. Whoever made the application will have control of the ashes. In many cases, this will be the executor, however, it may also be a family member. If there is any dispute regarding possession of the ashes, then the named executor will prevail.

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Who Has the Right to Ashes After Cremation?

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Who do someone's ashes belong to?

The basic starting point is that: Nobody owns a body – there is no property in a dead body. The person entitled to possession of the body is the person who is under a duty to dispose of the body. A crematorium authority must hand over the ashes to the person who delivered the body for cremation.

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Is the coffin cremated with the body?

Are coffins sold back to the funeral director for re-use? No. The coffin and the body inside are cremated together. There are occasions where the deceased or the family of the deceased has opted for using a cardboard coffin in which their loved one will be cremated.

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Is the next of kin legally responsible for funeral costs?

A next of kin is only legally responsible to cover or source funeral costs if they are named as the executor of the will, or if they enter into a signed contract with a funeral director to make funeral arrangements. There are several ways to source funds or pay for a funeral.

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Can you prevent a family member from attending a funeral?

Unless you specify otherwise, it is implied that anyone is welcome to attend the funeral. While a large funeral service is often a beautiful thing, it can also become a source of stress if there is tension among those in attendance. When you specify that the funeral is private, you control who shows up.

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How much is the real Ashes urn worth?

The 1909 Ashes Urn which was presented to Australia's Cricket Captain Monty Noble on his team's victory over England, sold for $80,600 at Leonard Joel today.

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How long do cremated ashes last?

Since all of the organic matter is burned away during cremation, this is why ashes can last (almost) forever - or at least for our entire lifetime. Bones are still DNA and scientists believe that DNA has survived for about one million years.

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Do human ashes float or sink?

Human ashes are like sand and they do not float. They will not dissolve in the water; instead, they will descend into the ocean until they hit the floor.

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Which part of the body does not burn during cremation?

What's really returned to you is the person's skeleton. Once you burn off all the water, soft tissue, organs, skin, hair, cremation container/casket, etc., what you're left with is bone. When complete, the bones are allowed to cool to a temperature that they can be handled and are placed into a processing machine.

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Do I have rights to my brothers Ashes?

Although there is no right of ownership, there is a right to possession as needed for the purpose of burial arrangements. The right of possession will generally lay with the personal representative who becomes responsible for the funeral arrangements and disposal of the body.

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Is it against Catholic religion to keep Ashes?

The Vatican announced Tuesday that Catholics may be cremated but should not have their ashes scattered at sea or kept in urns at home. According to new guidelines from the Vatican's doctrinal office, cremated remains should be kept in a “sacred place” such as a church cemetery.

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Who owns the Ashes cricket?

Over 100 years later, the original urn lives in the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) museum at Lord's cricket ground in London. Who will win the Ashes? Australia are the current holders of the Ashes.

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Why do they cover mirrors when someone dies?

In parts of Germany and in Belgium, it was long customary to cover mirrors with a white cloth because it was thought that if a person saw his or her image in a mirror after a death in the household, that person would die shortly.

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When should you not go to a funeral?

5 reasons not to go to the funeral:

Your attendance at the service would be upsetting to any member of the immediate family. The services are private and not open to the public. The services are out of town and you cannot get there, or you cannot arrange for the time off work.

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Is next of kin legally binding?

No. The term next of kin is in common use but a next of kin has no legal powers, rights or responsibilities. In particular, they cannot give consent for providing or withholding any treatment or care.

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Does Medicare pay anything toward a funeral?

Generally speaking, Medicare does not cover funeral costs. Bereavement and funeral costs are not considered medical expenses and do not fall within the coverages allowed by Original Medicare.

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Is the eldest child next of kin?

There is a hierarchy which determines who is deemed closest to you as “next of kin.” Your spouse or civil partner comes first, then your children, then your parents, siblings, grandparents in that order.

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Who inherits if no will?

If there is no surviving partner, the children of a person who has died without leaving a will inherit the whole estate. This applies however much the estate is worth. If there are two or more children, the estate will be divided equally between them.

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Are you cremated with clothes on?

In most cases, people are cremated in either a sheet or the clothing they are wearing upon arrival to the crematory. However, most Direct Cremation providers give you and your family the option to fully dress your loved one prior to Direct Cremation.

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What is removed from a body before cremation?

The only parts of the body that are removed before cremation are artificial ones like a medical device or implant with a battery, silicone, pins, radiation pressurization, pacemakers, and large hip, knee, and shoulder replacements along with any external jewelry.

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Do they clean after each cremation?

Only one body is cremated at a time since there is only enough space for one casket in a chamber. After each cremation, the chamber is cleared before the next incineration.

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