The term “final disposition” refers to what is planned to occur to a loved one’s remains after they have died. This includes the method of disposition chosen, such as cremation or burial, and other associated events such as the scattering of ashes or in-ground burial. Determining a person’s final disposition is just one of many things to do when someone dies. If you can, talk with your loved ones ahead of time and ask them what they want to happen. If talking with them about this decision is out of the question, then consider what they would prefer and what is best for you and your family. Choosing a person’s final disposition ahead of time can greatly relieve stress later on when the decision needs to be made.