The matter of final arrangements is something to take into consideration when you are planning your estate. There are a lot of different decisions that must be made, and you have the power to make sure that things are handled in accordance with your wishes.
You can include a legal document called an authorization for final disposition. With this document you name someone who would be empowered to make your final arrangements.
This in itself is a very important step because it is not uncommon for family members to disagree with regard to who should be in charge of the final arrangements. All parties are usually quite sincere and well-meaning, but that doesn’t mean that they will all see eye to eye on all of the details.
With the authorization for final disposition you can also state your preferences regarding how everything is taken care of after your passing. This would include the details of burial or cremation, how your body or remains are to be handled, the specific nature of the final services, etc.
There are very sensitive choices that must be made, and it is best to let your own wishes hold sway rather than putting these delicate decisions into the hands of a loved one.
When you have executed an authorization for final disposition everyone in the family will know exactly how you wanted your final affairs handled. They will also have no misunderstandings with regard to who should be making the final arrangements.
To access our free report on the value of making final arrangements in advance click here: Report on Funeral Planning
Latest posts by Saul Kobrick (see all)
- What Must I Show to Prove Undue Influence If I Contest My Father’s Will? - December 3, 2019
- The Questions of Estate Planning, Part 3: When - November 26, 2019
- What Happens If My Sibling and I Disagree about Medical Treatment for My Father? - November 5, 2019