Who deals with your body when you die?

Disposal of Body

There is no property in a corpse. The legal personal representative of the Estate has the authority to arrange both the funeral and the disposal of  a persons body. There is only an obligation of consultation with the family and an obligation to identify a locality for the family to grieve. Unfortunately, it is commonplace for a testator’s family to deal with both the funeral and disposal of the body without reference to the Will. It is very important that you select suitable executors and provide a copy of her Will to them. By jointly appointing executors a conflict between executor may arise. It would be better to select the executor who is likely to follow your testamentary intentions. If you were concerned that your executor will deal with these matters without consulting with other family members then a pre-arranged or pre-paid funeral may overcome the issue.

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