Divorced mother's funeral rites by son
I am writing this for my nephew who just lost his mother. Poor child, his depressed mother abandoned him and his father 3 years back and got a divorce decree in her favour and never bothered to even talk to or sms the 13 year old hapless boy who always loved his mom. His dad never married and so is his mom. She passed away today and would like to know if her son could retrieve the body from her relatives who are against cremating her body in her matrimonial home, where her son resides today. Her 13 year son is very particular of getting his mom's body at least to perform the funeral rites and remember her in prayers year after year as per Catholic customs. My nephew is from a well-educated background whereas his mom's dad is a driver and from a low-income strata but respected by his dad and himself. However, his mom's relatives have been barbaric, insulting and abusive all these years and expect physical assaults and high resistance from moving out the body from his mom's parental residence (especially from his maternal grandma) and take the body around 50 miles away for cremation as per Christian Roman Catholic remedies. With his mom having divorced his father, what remedies would my nephew her son have from the state to have his mom cremated in his parish as per his wish or would his mom's last wish by word or writing (as falsely claimed by his mom's relatives) stand good.
Asked 5 years ago in Family Law
What if the body is with-held by the apathetic inhuman wife's relatives stating she left a will/ statement in writing that her body should not be cremated at her matrimonial home cemetery where her son / spouse resides and uses force against the child (12 years)?
Asked 5 years ago