Americans and Australians share same problem: finding out the cost of a funeral.

Planning for a funeral can be difficult in Australia and the U.S. if you want to know the actual cost, according to The Guardian in “Funeral pricing comparison website targeted with legal threats.”

A former solicitor in Australia went undercover and posed as a customer at funeral homes. He got pricing information from over 600 of them. He posted the information on a website so other Australians could easily comparison shop and make sure they were not being quoted a price from a funeral home that was more expensive than another customer was quoted from the same business.

He is now being threatened with legal action.

In the U.S., funeral homes are legally required to give customers fair and accurate pricing information, when requested. However, it has proven to be very difficult to enforce those laws.

An estate planning attorney can help you, if you run into a problem finding information.

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