Plan Your Funeral


When someone dies, the family is left with the responsibility to decide what to do with the body, where to bury the remains, and what type of funeral service should be held.   It’s hard enough to deal with death.     It’s even more difficult to plan a funeral your family thinks you might have wanted.

In most states, you can name a funeral agent to carry out your documented funeral wishes.   This is expecially important if you are not married but may want a partner or special friend to carry out your wishes.    Unless you name someone as a funeral agent, state preference laws generally give the parents the legal authority to decide what to do with your body and where to bury the remains.

Read the section called Saying Goodbye.  You’ll find the information you need to plan your own funeral.  The funeral agent ibutton describes the forms you can use to designate a funeral agent.

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