Is it legally required to have an obituary - ?
5 attorney answers
There is no requirement to have an obituary in New York State. In cases where there is family conflict, we often have multiple obituaries. Typically, the funeral home handling the services and burial works with the family to coordinate drafting and placing the obituary.
An obituary in the newspaper? Not required.
I am a former federal and State prosecutor and have been handling criminal defense and personal injury cases for over 18 years. The above answer, and any follow up comments or emails, is for informational purposes only and not meant as legal advice.
No it is not a legal requirement. However, you may want to consider consulting with the executor of the estate.
I have practiced criminal law and personal injury law in New York City and surrounding counties for 14 years. The answers I provide are my opinions as to the question posed. It is not to be taken as legal advice. If you have been charged with any crime, consulting with an experienced criminal lawyer is always a good idea.
No-you are not required to have an obituary.
The answer given does not imply that an attorney-client relationship has been established and your best course of action is to have legal representation in this matter.