It is usual for people to include a paragraph in their wills specifying their individual wishes as to their funeral requirements. Although funeral wishes are not legally binding, the creation of a will presents an opportunity for you to make these wishes known to your executors, family and friends.
If you have very detailed and specific requirements then a separate letter accompanying your will may be more appropriate.
Funeral wishes may be as simple as a preference for burial or cremation and as detailed as choice of coffin, type of music to be played during the service, readings, scattering of ashes and even organ donation.
Organ and tissue donation
If you want to donate your organs and/or tissue when you die then, at the very least, you should make the relevant consent in your will. You should also contact NHS Organ Donation for more information on how to become a donor and talk to your family to make sure they know what you want.
For anything further, one of our specialists would be delighted to meet you either in our office or in your own home to talk through your requirements and answer any questions. Please contact us at any time.