Agreement to Conduct Transaction via E-Signature

  • I , hereby agree to conduct this transaction by electronic means under Minn. Stat.ยง 325L. I understand that ecremationmn also agrees to conduct this transaction by electronic means. I agree that my electronic signature shall have the same force and effect as a written signature for all portions of this entire transaction. I agree to be bound by my electronic signature in the same legal manner as a handwritten signature. I understand and agree that the provision of information by electronic means in this transaction is the same as a handwritten correspondence or spoken meeting with the funeral directors of ecremationmn.
  • Understanding of the Right and Duty to Control the Final Disposition of the Deceased

    Minnesota Stat. § 149A.80 subd. 2 sets forth the individuals who have the right and duty to control the final disposition of a decedent's remains. The individual(s) who have a right and duty to control the final disposition of a decedent's remains are, in descending order:

    • The person or persons appointed by the decedent IF the decedent has properly executed an advance directive under Minn. Stat. §149A.80 subd. 1;
    • current and legal spouse of the decedent;
    • the adult child of the decedent, who must certify that they represent the wishes of the majority of the adult children and have no actual knowledge of an objection to the contrary regarding the final disposition by any adult child of the decedent;
    • the surviving parent or parents of the decedent, each having equal authority;
    • the adult sibling of the decedent, who must certify that they represent the wishes of the majority of the adult siblings and have no actual knowledge of an objection to the contrary regarding the final disposition by any adult sibling of the decedent;
    • the adult grandchild or the majority of the adult grandchildren of the decedent, provided that, in the absence of actual knowledge to the contrary that the adult grandchild or grandchildren represent they are the only grandchild or grandchildren reasonably available to control the final disposition of the decedent;
    • the grandparent or grandparents of the decedent, each having equal authority;
    • the adult nieces and nephews of the decedent, provided that, in the absence of actual knowledge to the contrary that the adult nieces and nephews represent they are the only nieces and nephews reasonably available to control the final disposition of the decedent;
    • the person(s) who were acting as the guardians of the decedent who also had legal authority to make health care decisions for the decedent at the time of death;
    • an adult who exhibited special care and concern for the decedent;
    • the person(s) respectively in the next degree of kinship in the order named by law to inherit the estate of the decedent;
    • the appropriate public court or authority, as required by law.

    The person(s) who are of the highest level in this order have the right and duty to control the final disposition of the decedent.

    Please certify that the person making these arrangements is the person with the paramount right and duty to do so:

  • I, , certify that I am the , and that I have the paramount right and duty to control the final disposition of the decedent. I certify that there is no one who has any level of right and duty higher than mine. I certify that if there is anyone with the same level of right and duty to control the final disposition of the decedent they agree with my decision. I certify that I have no actual knowledge of anyone with the same level of right and duty to control the final disposition who disagrees with the disposition choices I have or am making.