Justia Lawyer Rating
Super Lawyers
Expertise - Best Divorce Lawyers in Jacksonville

LGBT Funeral Arrangements

Jacksonville Gay, Lesbian, Same-Sex Couples, Unmarried Couples, Funeral Arrangements Lawyer

In most states including Florida legal family members are authorized to make funeral arrangements. Non-family members, including gay, lesbian, same-sex partners and unmarried couples, will not be able to alter decisions made by the family, even if they are contrary to the wishes of the decedent.

You should outline your funeral wishes in a letter to the executor of your will. Wills are read after the funeral, so it is not practical to put the information in that document (however, if you believe that there will be a problem with your family, you may consider adding a clause to your Will addressing funeral arrangements and expenses.) The clause may restrict the executor’s authority to pay for any funeral expenses that do not correspond with the decedent’s wishes. For example, the decedent may want to be cremated, but the family wants him/her interred in a family plot.

One problem is that many wills are not looked at before funeral arrangements are made so it is important to give everyone a copy of the will and make the original available timely.

To learn more about the ways in which you can ensure that your funeral and burial plans will be according to your desire, contact a Jacksonville, Florida Gay and Lesbian Attorney and Lawfirm

Client Reviews
"As a real estate agent, I have been involved with many property transactions where I needed a probate attorney to help facilitate the transaction. I have used the services of Mr. Goldman and his staff over the last several years and continue to use them on a regular basis. His office has been able to navigate the court system and help estates sell their property quickly and efficiently..." Michael Starling
"I've had Mr. Goldman do my entire estate planning as well as my gun trust. I highly recommend him and his firm. If you're planning a gun trust, trust no one else Mr. Goldman is one of if not the best versed on this topic." Howard
“Great service is an understatement. We bought several properties that Mr. Goldman handled for his clients. The communication and explanation of everything was terrific. I would definitely recommend him for all of your real estate needs.” Kassandra
“After struggling with 2 probate cases prior to hiring attorney Goldman I was extremely apprehensive during the hiring phase. Not only did Attorney Goldman assure me they could take care of this his office was wonderful. Jennifer was assigned to my case and she was wonderful and were able to guide another probate case I had saving me additional time and frustration. Highly recommend this office.” Debbie