Law and Government Restrictions


Burial law is the law that deals with all which is important concerning funerals, in Sweden. The burial law is very comprehensive as it is very important that everything goes right after a death has occurred and a burial must be arranged.

There is no law that says you have to be cremated, but if you choose to get one, there are clear guidelines for crematories. The funeral law states that not just anyone can start a crematorium, and it must appear in connection to a chapel. Before someone gets cremated, someone from the closest remaining family has to sign a request.

According to the funeral-law, all deaths must be reported to the tax office so that they are monitored. This is because all other systems known as “Akuna” work and that everything is handled correctly. If the deceased is in debt, it should be checked up and be paid out of someone else.

In Sweden, there is a law that all people must be buried after death. This is because it would simply advise the general chaos of dead people were everywhere. The funeral law states that at the soil composition, the body must lie in a coffin, even if it has been cremated. It must not be buried directly into the soil. But there are no requirements for cremation in Sweden. However, there are guidelines about what you get put into the coffin. Many families want to spend personal belongings of the deceased in the coffin and it is great as long as there are explosives or flammable materials in the items. It happens that people want to be buried along with their animals and they usually okay in the case of smaller animals, or the animals are cremated to. Some church authorities believe that animals belong in special cemeteries. You simply have to hear with their own management to the application.

Grave-right is the law relating to burial sites in Sweden. Grave-right owner of a cemetery has the right to decide who is allowed to be buried at the site, the cemetery should look like gardening and decorating wise, and transfer it if necessary. The holder for the grave site keeps track of vacancies and any other accounts with the help of the so-called tomb of the book. Grave-right holder is also responsible for the cemetery is kept in good condition. If a Grave-right holder dies, it is the estate which appoints a new Grave-right holders. They have six months after the death occurred.

Last will
There are a lot of other things besides the legacy that you can have a wish. Many people want a particular music or coffin to his funeral. It’s finished document to get at the Fonus & SBF, which they then provide to you. As a griefer, you feel much better at ease if you get a complete document on how the funeral will be designed.

For those who are not married, divorced or cohabiting, it is important to draw up a will. This means that the testator, writes their assets to those he or she wants to inherit from them. Biological child is always entitled to his legal portion, no matter what stands in the will.

In Sweden, it protects the right of inheritance the relatives of someone who dies. Different families, different far forward in the ranks. One can bequeath their assets but the biological children are always entitled to his legal portion.

Insurance for death
It is out of the utmost importance that you are adequately insured. It will ease the life a lot for the ones who are left alive in the event of death. Some insurance is included in the collective agreement in your workplace and some is up to you to signt.

Donation Cards & donation registry
A notification to the donation-index can determine if another person’s life can be saved. It is an important and good thing to do when you don´t need your organs or tissues after death, but these can change the lives of an entire family.


The burial law ( in swedish)


I’m not sure if this link will work, if not I have posted it on Facebook, Its called: “The rights of a Corpse.”

Here are a few lines from the article:

“Corpses in some cultures may be married before burial or in the grave, although
it is illegal to arrest one in Maine, and in Oregon corpses are explicitly not
permitted to serve on juries (Quigley, 1996, pp. 181 – 182). In Haiti, corpses are
kissed to ensure that the spirit does not return (Quigley, 1996, p. 17), while
deceased virgin women may have ritual intercourse before burial (Shibles, 1974,
p. 400). In historical Europe, they have been tried, punished, and deliberately mutilated
(Quigley, 1996, pp. 281 – 283). Superstitions in many cultures and times,
Rights of the Corpse 225
indeed, prescribe various precautions in treating the corpse to ensure in effect that
eventual separation from the living world takes place (Quigley, 1996, pp. 16 – 19).
In some parts of Europe, if a corpse is denied ‘‘proper burial,’’ it will return to make
life unpleasant for relatives and neighbors (Verdery, 1999, pp. 40, 109).”

(Page 225-226)


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