“It is more substantial to represent a purpose, rather than just a title.” -T.F. Hodge- Funeral Representative In 2016, the State of Michigan passed The Right of Disposition Law (Public Act 57 of 2016) which grants authority for anyone to designate a; Funeral Representative. A properly designated Funeral Representative is legally empowered to make all decisions relative to funeral / cremation services on behalf of the person that appointed them. The Funeral Representative’s authority supersedes standard rights of survivorship. For a variety of reasons, which unfortunately are not realized until it is too late; this designation is an important instrument. Contact us today to clearly understand the benefits of appointing a Funeral Representative and whether this process is suitable for you. Email Us Funeral RespresentativeUpdated on 2018-08-29T11:43:57+00:00, by shaneyork13.