Affidavit Concerning Disposition of my Remains
State of Alabama
County of _______________
I, (name) ____________________ designate (person selected) __________________ to control the disposition of my remains upon my death. I
__ have not
attached specific directions concerning the disposition of my remains. If specific directions are attached, the designee shall substantially comply with those directions, provided the directions are lawful and there are sufficient resources in my estate to carry out those directions.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this __ day of the month of ___________ in the year _______.
____________________________ (signature of person creating the affidavit)
______________________________ (signature of notary public)”
Without an affidavit the following surviving people, listed in priority, will have the authority to make burial arrangement:
- The spouse,
- A majority of the decedent's children,
- The decedent's parents,
- A majority of the decedent's siblings,
- The decedent's grandparents,
- The decedent's legal guardian at the time of his or her death,
- The Personal Representative (executor) of the decedent's estate,
- The next of kin for inheritance purposes,
- A public officer, administrator, or employee of the government; or
- Any person willing to assume the responsibility, in the absence of all of the people listed above.
SPECIAL NOTE: It is not a bad idea to think about what you want, who you want to make arrangements and prepare an Affidavit Concerning Disposition of Remains as part of estate planning. You can add additional instructions to the affidavit while designating an agent and rest assured your wishes will be followed.