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: church

The Ecclesiastical Preneed Funeral Plan: Exceptional Financial Security

Posted in Churches/Ritual
The promotional website for the Ecclesiastical Preneed Funeral Plan could easily be mistaken for that of a funeral home.  This church stresses to parishioners the need to not only plan their funeral, but to also make financial provisions for their eventual funeral expense.  The website points out that funeral costs are rising, and funding a… Continue Reading

Cooperation with Clergy

Posted in Churches/Ritual, Cremation, Funeral
The Saturday edition of the Kansas City Star includes a section titled “Faith” that is devoted to the issues of religion. A few weeks ago, Star reporter Helen Gray wrote two different Faith articles regarding local funeral trends: cremation and one funeral operation’s focus on working closer with churches. The cremation article offered the observations… Continue Reading

The Evolution of the Christian Burial: Church Columbariums

Posted in Churches/Ritual, Cremation
Cremation is having a profound impact on funeral homes, cemeteries and churches alike. While Christian denominations prefer to reinforce the role the body plays in funeral liturgy, cremation offers churches the opportunity to establish a bond with parishioners that cemeteries once provided. It is becoming fairly commonplace to read about churches, like the First Evangelical Lutheran Church… Continue Reading