Death wish - the importance of communicating funeral arrangements

While the bride and groom are the only ones at their own wedding who don’t receive an invitation, they are at least able to influence the guest list. When it comes to funerals, however, arrangements are often left to family and friends rather than the person who has recently passed away.

Arguments about who holds sway over the details of funerals are common, often leading to tension between family members. Many people consider the law’s guidance on the who and how of funeral arrangements to be insubstantial, a situation which highlights the importance of individuals communicating their funeral wishes to loved ones at the earliest opportunity.

In his latest article for Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster Today Jim Sawer, private client partner at Thrings, explores the legal framework that governs funeral arrangements.

Read Jim’s article here.

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