Scattering has the potential to be painful for survivors. We encourage open discussions with your family to determine who might be charged with this responsibility. Additionally, if scattering occurs in an undeveloped area, it may be developed in the future or the land use may change, making it difficult for survivors to visit the area. This is also a consideration if you use your own private property and the property has the potential to leave your family ownership. Lastly, once scattered, the remains are not able to be collected back up. Scattering is irreversible.