Advance Funeral Wishes

Videos - Funeral Wishes

Funeral wishes are not legally binding. It is, therefore, sensible to identify who will give instructions for your funeral, so you feel confident that your wishes will be followed as closely as possible. However as it is a signed and dated document it may stand up in Court of Law. It is first and foremost a support document that lets your family and friends know clearly, in black and white, in detail, what they can best do in your memory and honour.

You can keep them in a documents folder on your computer or a signed hard copy close to your Will, and somewhere known to the person arranging your funeral, as often the Will is not read until after the funeral, in which case your wishes may not be known until it is too late!

Remember that you will also need to make a Will and ensure that it is up-to-date. Your legal advisor can help you complete this. You may also need to collate a ‘death file’ of all your important papers and financial details for easy access when the time comes. An Advance Directive and appointing a Power of Attorney may also be very beneficial and make a huge difference to your end of life.










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