New Law Regarding Designating a Funeral Representative

| Aug 4, 2016 | Uncategorized

Currently, the law in Michigan states when a person dies, his surviving spouse has the authority to make all decisions regarding funeral and burial; if he has no surviving spouse, his adult children have the authority to make those decisions regarding funeral and burial;

 if he has no surviving spouse, his adult children have the authority to make those decisions.But Act 57 of Public Acts of 2016, effective June 27, 2016, authorizes a person to select a particular person to make those decisions, and an alternate. The new law states that a person who is of sound mind (the “declarant”) may designate a “”funeral representative” who is 18 years or older. The designation must be in writing, dated, signed by the “declarant,” and either witnessed by two adults or notarized. The funeral representative designation may be contained in the declarant’s Will, or a Patient Advocate Designation, or in a separate writing.If you feel the need to designate some person to oversee your funeral and burial arrangements, see one of the estate planning attorneys at Creighton McLean & Shea PLC

Get Started By Contacting Our Firm

How We Are Different

Excellence
We strive to become one of the most sought-after providers of legal services in the Metropolitan Detroit area.
Service
We endeavor to meet or exceed the expectations of our clients in all aspects of their legal representation.
Encouragement
We promote a collegial atmosphere in which all individuals are encouraged to learn, improve and excel and to become leaders in the legal, business and civic communities.
Community
We will pursue our belief that individuals with a sense of family and community and with interests outside the practice of law are better for it.
Creighton McLean & Shea PLC

14881 Farmington Road
| Livonia, MI 48154

Phone: 734-245-9289  Fax: 734-422-0461