NJSA 3B:10-21.1 provides for the appointment of a Funeral & Disposition Representative. "Prior to probate, a decedent's appointment of a person in a will to control the funeral and disposition of human remains may be carried out in accordance with section 22 of P.L. 2003, c.261 (C.45:27-22). If known to them, a person named in a will shall notify such a person of their appointment and advise them of what financial means are available to carry out the funeral and disposition arrangements."
Sample language for your will may be as follows: "I hereby nominate, constitute and appoint ____________ to serve as my Funeral and Disposition Representative, pursuant to P.L. 2003, c. 261. My Representative shall have the authority and power to control the arrangements for my funeral and the disposition of my remains. My Executor shall notify my Representative of this appointment, and shall advise my Representative of the financial means available to carry out the Funeral and disposition arrangements. In the event ________________ should predecease me or for some other reason not qualify to serve as my Funeral and disposition Representative, then I nominate, constitute and appoint _______________ as my Alternative Funeral and Disposition Representative."
I suggest that you appoint a person to carry out your final wishes.
This information is not intended to offer legal advice. It is to offer general information concerning a new law enacted.