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Can I include funeral wishes in my Will? 

Your Executor has the legal duty to dispose of your body in a way which is compatible with the law. You may express your wishes for the way you want your body to be disposed of ie cremation or burial; how you wish the ashes to be disposed of or provision for a gravestone etc. However, although such wishes are usually observed by the Executor, they are not legally binding upon them. 
 
In the UK there is no specific law against the scattering of ashes, provided you obtain permission from the landowner. However, for those of you who perhaps wish to have their ashes scattered in a specific place, do be aware that some local authorities now charge for scattering ashes in parks. If you want your ashes scattered in a river, do bear in mind the Environment Agency has a policy for this.  
 

Get in touch and talk to a wills and trusts expert today. 

MG Legal's expert private client solicitors are experienced in dealing with all aspects of wills, trusts, lasting powers of administration, probate matters and estate administration.  
 

Why choose MG Legal? 

With a no-nonsense, pragmatic approach, our expert team are experienced in drafting Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Trusts, and Deputyship Applications, as well as in dealing with the administration of estates and obtaining Grants of Probate. 
 
If you have any questions or queries about your funeral wishes, including what you can request in your Will, including what is legal, then please do not hesitate to contact us. Drop into your local office, email wills@mglegal.co.uk, or use our online contact form, and we will get back to you within an hour.  
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