Michigan has a law regarding the appointment of a Funeral Representative

which became effective June 27, 2016. This law allows you to appoint a funeral representative. Under prior Michigan Law, it was up to your closest living relatives to make the decisions regarding your funeral. You could have all the arrangements made and paid for, but after your death, your family could change everything. The law allows you to appoint a funeral representative who will make the decisions after your death. With the funeral representative, you can now be much more certain your funeral wishes will be followed.