Everything You Never Knew About Disposing of Your Remains: Pt. 5 – Unconventional Options from Austin Estate Planning Attorney Elizabeth Ziegler

Disposition of Remains - Tree

We all want to leave a legacy and to be remembered by our loved ones.  For many people, this remembrance is through family visiting the grave of a loved one or by keeping an urn of cremains in their home. Others choose something a bit more unconventional cremains options.  As discussed in a prior post, […]

Everything You Never Knew About Disposing of Your Remains: Pt. 4 – Thinking Outside the Box From Austin Estate Planning Attorney Elizabeth Ziegler

Disposition of Remains - Science

After covering everything from the conventional to the groundbreaking in disposition of your mortal remains, it may seem as though burial (both natural and traditional) and disposal of cremains (by storage or scattering) to be the only options.  And yet, there are so many more choices for your final remains than simply these.  Case in […]

Everything You Never Knew about Disposing of Your Remains: Pt 3. – Keeping it Green From Austin Estate Planning Attorney Elizabeth Ziegler

Disposition of Remains - Mushroom

The impact of our lives, and even our deaths, is becoming a growing concern for many people.  Cemeteries have been described as “landfills for bodies,” which year after year are filled with wood, metal, concrete, and embalming chemicals.  Moreover, the graves are then covered with grass, which must be watered, fertilized and cared for to […]

Everything You Never Knew About Disposing of Your Remains: Pt. 2 – Cremation from Austin Estate Planning Attorney Elizabeth Ziegler

Disposition of Remains - Cremation

Cremation has been part of human history since ancient days.  Archeological evidence from around the world show cultures following the practice as early as 8,000 B.C.E.  The practice has gone through times of favor and disfavor, depending on religious acceptability.  However, in the 21st century, as concerns about lack of burial space and environmental impact […]

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