Who has the power to decide how someone’s funeral will be arranged? Ordinarily, the named executor or executrix has the right to arrange for the disposition of the deceased’s body if that person is ready, willing and able to do so: Keller v Keller (2007) 15 VR 667, 669 -[12 A recent case involved a dispute over whether there would be a Catholic Burial or a Muslim Burial for a person that died. The deceased was born a Muslim but converted to Catholicism, a branch of Christianity. The wife was a Catholic and was also sole executor of the estate. She wanted a Catholic funeral, but the brother of the deceased wanted a Muslim funeral so he set about applying to the courts for an order along these lines. The court ruled that the executor had the right to decide. For those of you who believe in such things making the wrong choice of executor could have consequences for eternity. Gus Kak v Allison Sarah Kak (nee Boman)  NSWSC 140 Gus Kak v Allison Sarah Kak (née Boman) - NSW Caselaw Note that the death happened on 13 Feb 2020 and the court hearing was just over a week later on 24 Feb with the decision on 26 Feb.