Living Wills

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Most often, any expression of a person’s will on the most important issues for him, which are not related to property, is indicated in the expression of will.

For example, in a living will, a person who can no longer manage his affairs (for example, due to a health condition) can indicate who should conduct business on his behalf. In the form of an expression of will, people tell what relatives and friends will have to do after death. Often these are wishes for a funeral ritual.

A living will is not at all a guarantee that relatives will be able to realize all wishes. For example, they may not have the finances to arrange a funeral exactly the way the deceased wanted. If the implementation of the will depends on finances, it is better to think it over and bequeath some of your assets for these purposes.

The relatives of the deceased must remember that they must inform the morgue staff that the person had forbidden an autopsy during his lifetime, and documents must confirm this. If this is not done, an autopsy will be performed. There are some cases when an autopsy is mandatory, regardless of what is indicated in the will.