Webinar: How to Get Rid of a Dead Body

On March 23, 2022, Trusts & Estates attorney Daniel Kim presented a webinar for the San Luis Obispo County Bar Association.
The webinar, titled How to Get Rid of a Dead Body, discussed challenges an individual may face when handling the remains of a late family member or friend. Because it can be overwhelming to navigate the rules and laws that govern remains at a time when the focus is on family and estate responsibilities, Daniel’s presentation covered:

  • Who has control of a decedent’s remains
  • What governs the control of remains, anatomical gifts
  • Coroner’s inquests
  • Autopsies and other procedures
  • Deaths while abroad
  • Death certificates
  • Transportation and shipment of remains
  • Interment and funeral arrangements
  • Disposition of cremains
  • Water cremation
  • Criminal consequences for unlawful disposition of remains
  • Disinterment and removal

Daniel’s article on this topic for the Trusts & Estates Quarterly can be read here.