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My Aunt's husband just passed away. He was cremated. My aunt

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My Aunt's husband just passed away. He was cremated. My aunt doesn't have the remains. The remains are currently being held by one of the daughters and demanding that if she doesn't receive money to pay off a vehicle my aunt will not be getting any of the remains.
My Aunt signed for the death certificate.
Do we have any legal power to retrieve the remains?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  CalAttorney2 replied 11 months ago.

Dear Customer,

Thank you for using our forum. My name is ***** ***** I hope to assist you today.

I am very sorry to learn of this situation, and I do hope that I can answer your question regarding this very delicate matter.

The FL Statute controlling this matter is very direct on the control over the division of cremated remains:

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