Death Care Compliance Law

Death Care Compliance Law

Preneed: A Pandora's Box of Problems

William Stalter is the founder of Stalter Legal Services and the Preneed Resource Company. Bill focuses his law practice on preneed and death care compliance, serving banks, funeral homes, crematories, and cemeteries. He has written multiple published articles

Tag Archives: Associations

The Right of Sepulcher and Nebraska: Giving the Preneed Contract a Higher Dignity

Posted in Associations, Funeral Home Business Practices, Supulcher/Preference Laws
Representatives from Nebraska’s death care industry will be meeting this fall to discuss the Department of Insurance’s preneed legislative proposal, and the right of sepulcher will be among the issues for discussion. Nebraska is among the states that have statutory provisions defining the priority of individuals who may claim the right of sepulcher (which is… Continue Reading

The Preneed Haves and Have Nots

Posted in Cemeteries, Preneed
It is no secret that the larger funeral home operators have more preneed options than the industry’s mom and pops. The large operators have the volume of business that will attract insurance companies and banks, and their program incentives and discounts. Economies of scale provide the larger operator preneed advantages when going ‘toe to toe’… Continue Reading

Cemetery Associations: Where’s the manual?

Posted in Cemeteries
Who do you turn to when grass isn’t being cut, or the grave marker falls over? Or, who can approve the transfer of the ownership of my mother’s grave space?  Ultimately, the answer depends on who owns the cemetery. But, determining who owns the cemetery can often prove confusing to both the public and the cemetery regulator. … Continue Reading