Portland, OR asked in Estate Planning for Oregon

Q: In my will am I allowed to request for my body to not be viewed? Then cremated and disposed of without anyone getting it

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Michael P Vanderhoff
Michael P Vanderhoff
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  • Central Point, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: Yes. Under Oregon law any person of sound mind who is age 18 or older may direct the disposition of his or her own remains, either by completion of a signed instrument or by prearrangement with any licensed funeral service practitioner. ORS 97.130(1). Putting these instructions in your Will is permissible, including whether or not you want your body viewed.

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