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    Feb 4, 2013, 01:47 AM
    Funeral seating for ex-wife and children of the deceased
    I am the ex-wife (10 years), with 2 children to the deceased, aged 15 and 19. I would like to sit with my children, but am told I can't. The deceased's ex-facto is to sit in the front row with my children, the mother of the deceased and his brother and brother's family. I have offered to sit immediately behind the family with my children, but this has been refused. What is the protocol in this situation?
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    Feb 4, 2013, 03:32 AM
    Right behind the children on 2nd row

    The funeral home normally does seating, not the family
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    Feb 4, 2013, 08:38 AM
    I would talk with the funeral director. He/she should be the one to determine all this. Good luck.
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    Mar 16, 2013, 02:55 PM
    I have no idea what the accepted etiquette is but I think it would depend a great deal on the relationship you have with the ex.

    Since your are attending and your children are young I assume that you were on decent terms with your ex and that your first priority now is to support your children. Given that I would agree that right behind your children is perfectly logical and acceptable.
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    Mar 16, 2013, 03:03 PM
    jordii, it's nice of you to help, but this is 40 days old and the funeral is over. Plus she said that her offer to sit in the second row was refused.

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