Who is responsible for organising a funeral?

Another common question that we are asked is “Who is responsible for organising a funeral?”

Making funeral arrangements will normally be the responsibility of the next-of-kin – spouse, child, parent, legal partner or sibling.

If there is a dispute, where a Will exists, arrangements are deemed to be the responsibility of the nominated Executor. The Executor may delegate a person to make necessary arrangements with a funeral director.

In some cases, authorities in institutions, where a person may not have any known relatives, may need to make necessary arrangements. This is usually done by the social worker or another authorised officer.

Next Steps

Your next step is to make the necessary funeral arrangements.

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