Experiencing the death of a loved one can be a very difficult and emotional time. From coping with their death to making funeral arrangements, things can be overwhelming. While most people have experience making funeral related decisions, few are aware of the laws surrounding funeral homes and arrangements. There are many things to consider and knowledge of the law is crucial. When choosing a funeral home, make sure its employees are licensed, as Georgia law requires embalmers and funeral directors be licensed to practice.  Once you have ensured proper licensing, carefully consider which funeral services you want for your loved one, and make sure you are only paying for services you have requested.