Funeral/Burial Issues

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If you cannot afford the filing fee or other court costs, you may qualify to have these fees and costs waived by the court.

Read about where to file your lawsuit or case. Information on jurisdiction and venue.

Definitions, rules, and choices with different options.

This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.

Find out your eligibility and requirement for benefits.

The Constitution; Executive and Administrative Laws; County, Appellate, Supreme Court, and Federal Districts; State Legislation; and Legal Guides.

The California Department of Consumer Affairs' Cemetery and Funeral Bureau has developed this booklet to assist you in making the difficult decisions about funeral and cemetery arrangements for yourself or someone close to you.

Information about services, arrangements, etc.

Whatever the reason, you have the right to represent yourself, to be your own lawyer in all cases in California.

State offices, district attorneys (DA), and government regulators.

To schedule a burial in all Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemeteries, please contact the National Cemetery Scheduling Office.

Requirements, laws, and policies for cremation.

You can also call at 877-FTC-HELP.

How to apply for Social Security's survivors benefits.

You can also call at (73) 391 - 847.

The California Department of Consumer Affairs' Cemetery and Funeral Bureau has developed this booklet to assist you in making the difficult decisions about funeral and cemetery arrangements for yourself or someone close to you.