Legal Hotline

Do you have a legal question that isn't addressed by one of the Forms? If so please contact Melissa Sullivan at OFDA headquarters by calling (800) 589-6332. Melissa will speak to you about your issue/concern and if she is not able to assist will refer you to OFDA's general counsel, David Ingram, who will respond within 24 hours if not earlier.

Protecting Against Gun Violence on Funeral Home Premises

Prepared by T. Scott Gilligan, OFDA General Counsel

Is Your Preneed Contract Compliant with Ohio Law?

Prepared by T. Scott Gilligan, OFDA General Counsel

Body Donations by Government Officials

By T. Scott Gilligan, OFDA General Counsel

The obligation for townships and municipalities to pay disposition costs for deceased indigent residents is statutory; it is not discretionary.

Preneed Compliance Manual for Ohio's New Preneed Statute

By: T. Scott Gilligan, OFDA General Counsel

BECAUSE OF THE NEW CONTRACT DISCLOSURES AND MANDATORY NOTICES REQUIRED BY THE LAW, A FUNERAL HOME THAT DOES NOT REVISE ITS PRENEED CONTRACTS BEFORE JULY 5, 2009 WILL BE IN VIOLATION OF THE LAW

Ohio Enacts New Pre-Need Law

By: T. Scott Gilligan, OFDA General Counsel

SB 196, which was signed by Governor Strickland on January 6, 2009, will go into effect on April 6, 2009.