2006 Louisiana Laws - RS 8:659 — Permission to move remains

§659.  Permission to move remains

A.  The remains of a deceased person may be moved from a cemetery space to another cemetery space in the same cemetery or to another cemetery with the consent of the cemetery authority and the written consent of one of the following, in the order named, unless other directions in writing have been given by the decedent:

(1)  The surviving spouse, if no petition for divorce has been filed by either spouse prior to the death of the decedent spouse.

(2)  The surviving adult children of the decedent, not including grandchildren or other more remote descendants.

(3)  The surviving parents of the decedent.

(4)  The surviving adult brothers and sisters of the decedent.

B.  If the required consent cannot be obtained, a final judgment of the district court of the parish where the cemetery is situated shall be required.

Acts 1990, No. 939, §1; Acts 1999, No. 1199, §1; Acts 2006, No. 609, §1.

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