A new Missouri law takes the power of sepulcher (decisions about funeral arrangements) away from the next-of-kin if a durable power of attorney has been designated by the deceased.

The article, published on the Missouri Attorney General’s consumer blog, states:

In the past, next-of-kin had the final say on this issue. So, in the past, if you chose cremation, your family could overrule you and your DPA and choose something else. But now your DPA will have the final say – so be sure to tell your DPA what you want.

Read the full article here.