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AUTHORIZATION FOR CREMATION AND DISPOSITION

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For those client families choosing cremation as the final disposition of the deceased, the form linked to the left must be completed in its entirety, signed by the Authorized Agent* (typically the next of kin) and returned to Griffith-Cline via either of the following methods:
  • E-mail:  info@GriffithCline.com
  • Fax: 941.746.6459
NOTE:  Fill in all areas of the form shaded in blue or highlighted in yellow.  If no other options are chosen, cremated remains are returned to the family at the funeral home in a simple temporary cardboard container NOT designed for shipment.

*According to Florida State law, the Authorized Agent is determined in the following order:
  1. Surviving Spouse,
  2. Surviving Children 18 years of age or older, with there being no surviving spouse,
  3. Surviving parents, with there being no surviving spouse or adult children,
  4. Surviving brothers and/or sisters who are 18 years of age or older, with there being no surviving spouse, children, or parents,
  5. Surviving grandchildren 18 years of age or older, with there being no surviving spouse, children, parents, or siblings,
  6. Surviving grandparents, with there being no surviving spouse, children, parents, siblings, or grandchildren,
  7. Surviving next of kin of closest degree to the Decedent, with there being no surviving spouse, children, parents, siblings, grandchildren, or grandparents,
  8. Guardian of the Decedent at time of death and can serve as the legally authorized person since either no family exists or is available (attach a copy of court appointment),
  9. Nominated personal representative of the Decedent's estate and can serve as the legally authorized person since either no family exists or is available (attach a copy of the will),
  10. Attorney-in-fact or health care surrogate of the Decedent at the time of death and can legally serve as the legally authorized person since either no family exists or is available (attach a copy of document documenting such appointment),
  11. Friend or other person, when there are no surviving persons as listed above, willing to assume the responsibility as the authorized person.


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