We have a new law in Indiana that allows us to set forth our wishes concerning the disposition of our remains at death in a legally enforceable document. The new law, which took effect July 1, 2009, authorizes the use of “Funeral Planning Declarations”.
The following are some of the matters that can be covered in a Funeral Planning Declaration:
Families often times struggle with planning a funeral and making other arrangements after a loved one has just passed. We now have the ability to help family members through this difficult time by specifying some, if not all, of the arrangements in advance. Not only will having a Funeral Planning Declaration help your family, but it will also ensure that your wishes concerning these matters are carried out.