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Louisiana Cremation Regulations
Per Louisiana Revised Statues 37:876 the following persons, in the priority listed, have the right to serve as an authorizing agent for cremation:
(1) Any person arranging the cremation, if the decedent has given specific directions in the form of a notarial testament or a written and notarized declaration providing for disposition of his remains by cremation.
(2) The person designated to control disposition by the decedent in the form of a notarial testament or a written and notarized declaration.
(3) The surviving spouse, if there is no pending petition for divorce filed by either spouse prior to the death of the decedent spouse.
(4) A majority of the surviving adult children of the decedent.
(5) A majority of the surviving adult grandchildren of the decedent.
(6) The surviving parents of the decedent.
(7) A majority of the surviving adult siblings of the decedent.
(8) A majority of the surviving adult persons respectively in the next degree of kindred as provided in Civil Code Articles 880 et seq.
B. Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection A of this Section, if the coroner releases the remains of a decedent to an interested person pursuant to R.S. 9:1551(A)(l), such person may serve as the authorizing agent for cremation.
C. If the required authorization cannot be obtained, a final judgment of a district court shall be required.