Do you legally have to post an obituary?
An obituary or death notice is a way to share the news of someone’s death with the local community or extended family. While this is an important way to inform others of the family’s loss, there is no legal requirement to have an obituary or death notice.
Why do obituaries cost so much?
In short, obituaries are often expensive due to the actual cost of printing and the fact that there used to be very few alternatives. Online obituaries, such as the free ones you can create here on Ever Loved, can vary in price, but are generally much cheaper than printed obituaries.
How long before an obituary is posted?
The obituary may be submitted to the newspaper at least three days before the funeral by any family member of the deceased or by anybody who is acting on the family’s behalf, such as a friend or the funeral director. Obituaries are subject to verification with a funeral home or crematorium before publication.
How long after someone dies is the funeral?
How much does it cost to put an obituary in the Washington Post?
There is no charge for a News Obituary, but it does not include any information about funeral services, memorials or donations. In most cases, we are unable to include photographs or a list of family members or other survivors. We cannot guarantee what day a news obituary will run.