Create a Funeral Directive to Protect Your Wishes

Creating a funeral directive ensures that your last wishes are carried out based on your preferences and that your body is treated in the manner you choose. Leave clear instructions for body disposition and funeral plans so your loved ones don’t have to guess. Craft your funeral directive in just 15 minutes using GoodTrust.
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How to create a Funeral Directive?


We will guide you through each step to easily create your funeral directive online. It takes less than 15 minutes to complete.


After you have spoken with the person responsible for your funeral (your "appointee"), share the funeral directive with them via GoodTrust. When the time comes, they can easily access your directives.


Once you have completed your funeral directive, print and sign it according to your state laws. Then, upload it to your GoodTrust account for safekeeping.

Make Your Wishes Heard

Your funeral directive lets you dictate what happens to your body and how your life should be celebrated after you die. For example, if you wish to donate your organs and be cremated, creating a funeral directive can help ensure your wishes are met. If you know you want your funeral to be at a church, or if there are certain people who you want to be there, your funeral directive makes it clear.

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Help Your Loved Ones Through a Tough Time

Having a funeral directive allows loved ones to process their grief without having to stress about guessing your wishes for body disposition and funeral plans.

Rushing funeral decisions could result in family members picking the first options for everything, which may be the most expensive. It could also result in a funeral that you would not have wanted.

As the National Funeral Directors Association reports, the median cost of a funeral and burial is almost $8,000, and the median price for a cremation funeral is over $5,000. Pre-planning your funeral lets you control the cost as much as the events.

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What Can I Put in a Funeral Directive?

The primary goal of a funeral directive is to ensure your remains are handled appropriately. However, you can also include what you want to happen at your funeral. Some funeral decisions you may make are:
  • Appointee
  • Types of services you want (funeral, wake, celebration of life, etc.)
  • Guestlist
  • How the funeral will be paid for
  • Preferred speakers and pallbearers

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Funeral Directives Frequently Asked Questions

What is a funeral directive?

A funeral directive details what you want to be done with your body and organs. It also states what should happen at your funeral.

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