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Funeral Representative Designations

In 2016, Michigan joined 39 other states in allowing a person to designate a funeral representative, with the power to make decisions about a person’s funeral arrangements, and the handling, disposition, or other disinterment of a person’s body after death.

The Michigan legislation allows a person to designate their funeral representative in one of several documents, such as a will, a patient advocate designation, a or a document called a Funeral Representative Designation.

There are specific requirements about who can qualify as a funeral representative, and what the document designating a Funeral Representative must include.  It is wise to consult with an attorney about these important matters before including a Funeral Representative Designation in your Estate Plan.