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Large majority of Germans according to the current survey clueless Hamburg, March 15, 2012 – do not know according to a recent survey of the comparison portal 82 percent of Germans, who must take care of in the event of death to the funeral and burial costs. While the laws pretend that clear rules, they pose at the same time potential conflict between relatives and heirs. Only 18 percent of those polled by know exactly who must take care of the Organization and the cost of burial; the vast majority of Germans don’t know it. 11 percent of German citizens believe that there are no rules. The funeral and the cost transfer duty in the burial laws of the Lander are anchored. The funeral duty concerns nationals after a set precedence.

Roughly the order applies nationwide: first the spouse, then the adult children, then parents and finally other citizens. The legally certain members can regardless of how closely the contact to the Deceased was – not refuse burial duty. This obligation requires it not cost transfer duty. The Civil Code regulates who must pay for the costs. Funeral costs are borne by the heir or the community of heirs. The decides – and funeral duty can coincide, but don’t have it.

This often leads to various ideas concerning the design of the funeral. Typical points of contention are the type and extent of the burial of a deceased person. This starts with the question whether a more expensive oak coffin or the cheaper model from pine should be chosen”, says’s Managing Director Fabian Schaaf. If the heir in this case will not pay, the Bestattungspflichtige has had bad luck. Then remains only the action or he pays the funeral itself,”warns Henry Schuhmacher, Managing Director of ANTEA burials Dresden. A way to provide time for free, is the funeral services available. In this, the author determines the nature and scope of his funeral. A Note in the Testament is not enough, because this is usually opened after the funeral”, explained Schaaf. A free funeral services available for filling out and filing can be obtained at:… About is a comparison service recommended by consumer protection agencies for burials in Germany. Users can receive offers on request without obligation from tested loading Stattern. In addition, offers comprehensive information about funeral services and insurance. The offer is free of charge for customers. Press contact Christine Sollmann, spokeswoman Heimhuder Strasse 72, 20148 Hamburg phone: (040) 209 311 961 email: Web:

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