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…
Protect your loved ones with a funeral plan
One way to protect your loved ones from any confusion over your funeral arrangements is to buy a prepaid funeral plan.
A funeral plan allows you to take control of your own funeral arrangements and allows you to pay in advance for your chosen services.
Acceptance is guaranteed and you can spread the cost with monthly payments that suit your budget.
A typical plan includes:
- An agent to help arrange the funeral
- All necessary funeral director services
- A coffin, hearse and pallbearers
- A funeral service at a place of worship or crematorium
- Family visitation to the chapel of rest
- Bereavement support for family
You’d be able to record your final wishes and make of all the important decisions, protecting your loved ones from any additional upset when the time comes.
Reassured, an award-winning and FCA registered broker, can compare multiple funeral plan options on your behalf (free of charge).
Get in touch to secure a plan from as little as £20.38 a month*.