On Monday June 27, 2016, new legislation known as “The Funeral Representative Act” will take effect. Contrary to what you may have thought, Michigan law did not allow you to plan your funeral or provide an adequate method to make sure your wishes were carried out. In other words, you could have prearranged funeral plans and only had a hope that your wishes would actually be carried out the way you wanted them. Your family was free to change all of your plans after your death and do what they wanted instead. This new Act allows you to chose who makes these decisions if you left no plans or to carry out your wishes if you made them. These wishes could be for the very basic or mundane plans to very unique plans. If you never thought this was or could be an issue, ask yourself: “Why pass this legislation”?
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