My friends mother died over 3 weeks ago in Texas. They are residents of Indiana, and went down there for cancer treatments when her mother passed. They doctor still has not signed the death certificate so that they can file it. She needs to return home as soon as possible, but can not leave until this is taken care of. Are there any laws that regulate how long he/she has to fill out this paperwork, or can they take years if they want to? Is there any leverage my friend can use to make him/her hurry up? Her mother had to be cremated because the body would not hold long enough for them to finish their business down there and return here for a funeral. It has been emotional hell on my friend and I am hoping for some advice to give her.