My Father passed away about 1 year ago. I made arrangements for him to be cremated. I kept in constant contact with the crematorium regarding the cremation and death certificate, etc.
The crematorium instructed me to continue my search for my Father's life insurance policy, as the policy would pay for the cremation and services. As I'm searching for this policy, I find out that the crematorium, without any sort of notice to me, gave my Father's remains to someone else. The crematorium would not tell me who that person was. It is my understanding that this individual also paid the fees for the cremation services.
What is my legal recourse, if any?
You could sue the funeral home, and the person who has the remains. It depends on the specific facts. Talk to some attorneys in person about it to go over your options
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