Who has the Legal Authority to Make Decisions When You Die? | Funeral Pre-Planner, Kat Downey
When funeral arrangements are being made, the Funeral Director is often caught in the middle, between family members and wishes for the type of funeral being planned. You may think that when a family's mother or father has died and a funeral has to be planned, that the family would be a cohesive decision making unit. This is often not the case. When death and money mix, various family members can have radically different views as to the type of funeral to plan and merchandise to select for the funeral. This is especially the case if mom or dad did not preplan or prepay his or her own funeral arrangements. In this blog post, we'll talk about who has the legal authority to make decisions when you die.