Is it important to select someone to be in charge of my funeral and burial? Yes, and that step can avoid needless arguments among family members who may want to impose their wishes in a manner which you would not have approved. Selecting one person to handle those affairs, which occur at a very emotional and sensitive time for everyone, is extremely important to preserve family unity after the funeral. Your estate planning attorney can prepare the appropriate form for this selection.
-Attorney Jack N. Alpern