When you pass away, the person who has the right to make decisions about your funeral would be your personal representative, also known as:
- The executer(s) of your Will or,
- The administrator of your estate
If you’ve made a Will, then the executor(s) of your Will would have the legal right to make decisions about your funeral.
If you haven’t made a Will, then the appointed administrator (your next of kin) would have the legal right to make the decisions.
To prevent any uncertainty of your funeral wishes when you pass away, it’s important to make a Will and appoint a trustworthy and capable executor (or multiple executors with different skill sets).
Even so, what if there are disagreements about your funeral arrangements when you’re no longer around? Does the executor(s) have the final say? And who is responsible for your funeral costs?
Continue reading as we answer these questions, as well as explain in more detail who has the right to make decisions about your funeral…