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How do I know that my urn really contains the remains of my loved one?

Your best guarantee is simply knowing your firm’s (or your cremation provider’s) policies and procedures with regard to identification. You (or they) should be able to explain, every step of the way, how the crematory tracks and maintains each person’s identity. If you do not have a written and executed ID policy get one as soon as possible. If your third party cremation provider does not have one, you should strongly suggest they do or you should look for a new provider. There is no way to prove one way or the other whose cremated remains are in an urn after the fact, but having a strong ID procedure and following it consistently every time can go a long way to making sure the correct bodies are cremated and defend yourself during a wrongful cremation lawsuit.

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