There is more to estate planning than executing a last will or a trust to arrange for the distribution of your financial assets to your family members after you die. It is a good idea to discuss everything with an experienced estate planning attorney so that you are certain that you are taking care of all the details.
If you were to do this your lawyer would ask you about your preferences when it comes to final arrangements. You can execute a document called an authorization for final disposition expressing your wishes with regard to your burial or cremation and funeral arrangements.
The first thing to consider is the person that you would like to empower to make the final arrangements. Of course you would want to discuss the matter with the individual that you choose to make sure that he or she agrees to do it and feels comfortable with the responsibility.
Once you make the choice you can make it known in your authorization for final disposition. After this has been done the rest of your family will know that you have decided on a specific representative and there will be no confusion or disagreements later on.
Within this authorization document you can also include the specifics regarding how you want everything to be handled after you do in fact pass away.
If you would like to create an authorization for final disposition our firm would be glad to provide you with a free estate planning consultation. To set up an appointment you can give us a call at 843-577-3700.