Final Disposition Document Lawyers

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What is a Final Disposition Document?

A final disposition document details one's funeral arrangements and disposition of the remains. This is a valuable estate planning tool that can be given to loved ones, who may be faced with complicated choices after your death.


A final disposition document should not be put in a will, in the event that the will is not discovered right away. Rather, the document should be given to someone or placed where it can be easily and quickly discovered after one has passed. 


What Happens if There is No Final Disposition Document?

If there is no final disposition document, state law will determine who will decide how the remains will be handled. Usually, the order is as follows:



What Should Be Included in the Final Disposition Document?

In a final disposition document, you should detail all of the necessary items to help your loved ones meet your wishes, like:


Do I Need a Lawyer To Draft a Final Dispostion Document?

Although a lawyer is not always necessary to draft a final disposition document, planning your estate is a difficult task and a lawyer experienced in estate planning can provide invaluable assistance in all aspects of your future arrangements. 

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Last Modified: 03-15-2011 02:26 PM PDT

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