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Understanding Legal Issues in the Arrangement Conference

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Date Published

August 28, 2019


Ohio Funeral Directors Association


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In this presentation, OFDA General Counsel Scott Gilligan will discuss the many legal issues that arise during the arrangement conference. Included in the presentation will be Ohio’s right of disposition law, contract law, creditor/debtor law, and information on credit card surcharges. From documenting who has the authority to make arrangements, what will be done in the preparation of the decedent’s remains, and who will pay for the funeral, there are critical decisions that must be made and documented. The presentation will include how to use a dozen different forms to help funeral homes step safely through this legal minefield.

This program was originally presented during the OFDA Annual Convention on May 23, 2019. If you attended the program and received CE credit at convention you are NOT permitted to receive additional credit for the webinar during the 2019-2020 compliance period.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Each person should register independently. Please note that credit (if available) is only provided to registered attendees participating at their own computer and/or phone using their confirmation login link. The link should not be shared with others, it is unique to you.

Call Craig at OFDA 614-486-5339 or 800-589-6332 for details on how to register three or more attendees and receive a member discount.

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T. Scott Gilligan

T. Scott Gilligan is an attorney with Gilligan Law Offices in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Gilligan serves as the General Counsel to... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

Understanding Legal Issues in the Arrangements Conference - Handout 1
Understanding Legal Issues in the Arrangements Conference - Handout 2
Understanding Legal Issues in the Arrangements Conference - Video
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