Education — Precompose

How to Document Your Death Care Wishes

Legally documenting your future wishes

The resources below are designed to help you consider, discuss, and legally document your wishes for your future death care. If you have already spent time thinking about these topics, you may be ready to skip right to signing each form. If you’re still familiarizing yourself, we’ve provided articles to give you context ahead of making these decisions.

Legal Forms and Information

Below are four forms you will need to complete to document your wishes and legally ensure they will be carried out. You can see a sample version of each document as well as a link to sign and submit your final version via our system, Zoho Sign. You will have the option to save and print your completed forms if you choose. Please click to complete and submit your final forms only once.

You can also print and complete the forms on paper if you prefer. You can download and print all four forms together here: Precompose Forms Packet (PDF).

1. Disposition Authorization

2. Designated Agent for Funeral Arrangements

3. Vital Statistics

4. Transport Form

As you complete and sign each of these four forms, be sure to save a copy with your important papers. If you need an additional copy of your completed forms, let us know at precompose@recompose.life.

Other Resources

You can also use the following templates to communicate your wishes with the people in your life:

If you are a Precompose member, you can also choose to make your Precompose trust irrevocable at any time. You can find information on that option here:

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