Michael Jackson’s parents, it appears, will be the ones who decide Michael Jackson’s funeral arrangements.

It will not matter what Michael Jackson’s religion was – they will decide.

For example, if Michael was Muslim and they want to give him a Christian service, it will be a Christian service. That is the law.

In California, the right to control disposition of a person’s remains and make funeral arrangements is controlled by Health and Safety Code Section 7100. There is a pecking order of possible rightholders who can control funeral arrangements. This is the order:

1. If Michael Jackson left written instructions for his funeral services, and the means to pay for them, those directions may not be altered, changed, or otherwise amended in any material way.

At this time, it is not believed that Michael Jackson left such written instructions. The instructions would have to be in writing to be valid – not what he verbally told someone.

IMPORTANT: Any written instructions by Michael do NOT have to be in a will. They do not have to be dated. They do not have to be signed by him. This is a potential problem in California law that the legislature has refused to fix.

Michael Jackson did not leave any instructions in his will. The will is available here.

2. An agent under a power of attorney for health care who has the right and duty of disposition.

At this time it is not believed that Michael Jackson gave anyone a power of attorney with such rights.

This special type of power of attorney is not included in Michael Jackson’s will.

3. Spouse.

Michael was divorced and thus does not have a spouse recognized in California to decide his funeral arrangements.

4. Adult Children.

Michael Jackson’s children are all minors.

5. Parents

Both of Michael’s parents, Joe and Katherine, are living, and thus in California’s statutory scheme will have to right to control all aspects of his funeral arrangements and disposition of his remains.

6. Brothers and Sisters

Since Michael Jackson’s many siblings are in a lower pecking order in the statute than parents, they do not have any rights.

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337 Responses to “Who Will Decide Michael Jackson’s Funeral Arrangements?”
  1. yemisi says:

    Except a man be born again, he can not see the kingdom of God. Religion or no religion, if Jesus Christ is not the Lord of your life, then you have no hope of eternity. Micheal jackson is dead and where he is now is based on who was his Lord while he was alive. It more than sure every one of us will one day say good bye to the planet earth and face eternal judgement but the question is that will you spend your eternity in hell fire where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth or in the kingdom of God. The religious burial you will be given does not determine your eternal salvation but who you serve while you are alive. The only hope of this eternal salvation is Jesus Christ and not your religion. Choose you this day who you will serve but I will advice you choose he who is the Way, the Truth and the Life. His name is Jesus.

    • think deeply in this says:

      dear yemisi
      MJ die as a Muslim and HE believe in this religion with Heart and Mind as Jermain did and my evidence is the reaction of Jermain , look to the Face of Jermain when Larry King asked him about MJ religion in Neverland ranch ,Jermain was confused by this question and couldn’t answer immediately cause he cant say he die as a Muslim he was afraid from the threaten of Jewish and Jehovah witness ,this confession can kill him just like his brother MJ killed
      imagine pal, how many people of MJ fan may convert to Islam if they told the public he was Muslim, it would be work more than any war(not like stupid criminal bin laden)
      and the funeral of MJ not devoid from Islamic symbol in the screen behind Jermain ,ask why? Why they put many symbols for many religions in the screen during Jermain song ,its plan to confuse the public about MJ religion and give us simple message says that MJ loves all races all colors all religions all ethnics …… what extraordinary human he was
      I love you MJ when you was Christian and I love you too when you convert to Islam
      God bless you

      • fgreen says:

        Michael was not a Muslim. He was a Christian as he always spoke of his faith in God and Jesus Christ.
        Many of his song lyrics have biblical themes as well He served God with his humanitarianism in giving the most money to charities as well as visiting many hospitals and orphanages. He also took in sick children into his home and personally paid for their treatments… unfortunately they turned it against him and accused him of horrible crimes. He turned the other cheek and never backed down from giving even under duress. He was very humble while giving…always giving glory to God and stating that he wanted to follow Jesus example….not be him.

        He has served Christ more than most self described Christians I have seen speaking about MJs eternal destination. I as a Christian am sickened by the comments of most other Christians I see posting on message boards. Christians— do your research before you condemn this poor man.

        • Cassie says:

          I agree fgreen… Michael tried to be Christ-like (which is wonderful) not Christ by showing God’s love… I believe he is being rewarded for this in Heaven right now. :)

        • Monique says:

          Thank you, fgreen!

          True Michael Jackson fans would know that he was a Christian. It was so obvious in the way he presented himself. Through his music. Through his actions. Why is it so hard for people to accept that? It was NEVER confirmed that Michael converted to Islam. “Just because you read it in a magazine or see it on the TV screen, don’t make it factual.” Haven’t the fans learnt that already?
          I really don’t care what his religion was, because it does not affect my love for him, but people are being a little too oblivious and narrow-minded.

          Michael Jackson’s funeral arrangements were stated in his will. This is how he wanted it, so don’t go accusing his parents of disrespecting his beliefs because Michael was a Christian.

          God bless, Michael. Hope you’re having fun in Heaven!

      • dee says:

        Michael tried the muslim religion. he passed away with no official belonging to any religion but had a great amount of love for God.

        • delta1 says:

          Mike clearly stated that he was a Christian. He specifically said that he was to be Christ-like. He was a Praying man . He even said that he was married to God first and then to his music/fans. He stopped going to the Kingdom hall but never stopped loving God Jehovah. Teose principles were still true to him. I was curious as to whether JW were Christians, so I asked them when they came to my house. They were adament about Christ. They believe in the birth, death and resurrection of Cjhrist Jesus. Mind you, religion does not save us, Belief and confession of Christ Jesus does. What’s in your heart is what really matters. MJ had a pure heart. We have been so conditioned to lies that the truth seems strange. Sometimes the truth is even more strange that fiction – as with MJ. He was truth but nobody believed him because he seemed to be out of the box.

  2. racheal says:

    i miss him i love him r.i.p micheal i love u

  3. racheal says:

    micheal i miss u i loved your albumz i came to one of your concerts omg u looked great

  4. racheal says:

    i think the doctor killed him im not sure but please look at this website and if my words are true that micheal jackson died becuz of the doctor give me $2000 call me in 916-391-8432

  5. racheal says:

    omg!!!!!!

  6. rula says:

    MJ die as a Muslim and HE believe in this religion with Heart and Mind as Jermain did and my evidence is the reaction of Jermain , look to the Face of Jermain when Larry King asked him about MJ religion in Neverland ranch ,Jermain was confused by this question and couldn’t answer immediately cause he cant say he die as a Muslim he was afraid from the threaten of Jewish and Jehovah witness ,this confession can kill him just like his brother MJ killed
    imagine pal, how many people of MJ fan may convert to Islam if they told the public he was Muslim, it would be work more than any war(not like stupid criminal bin laden)
    and the funeral of MJ not devoid from Islamic symbol in the screen behind Jermain ,ask why? Why they put many symbols for many religions in the screen during Jermain song ,its plan to confuse the public about MJ religion and give us simple message says that MJ loves all races all colors all religions all ethnics …… what extraordinary human he was
    I love you MJ when you was Christian and I love you too when you convert to Islam
    God bless you

    • MJ's Fan says:

      I truley agree with you! M.J was a muslim. If he wasn’t why would it be published all over the news? He was an amazing person!

      May ALLAH janaat naseeb karay ameen!

    • delta1 says:

      Pardon me, but this is rubbish. Most of the time Jermaine is just talking. Jermaine wanted to convert MJ to his new-found faith so he gave MJ a lot of books to read. MJ did accept the books as he did often, but he never converted to Islam. That was jermaine’s hope for him. Do not get me wrong. Your faith is your faith,, and I am not the one to knock it nor you. I have no heaven nor hell to put you in, nor do I have a crown to give. I did not die on the cross for anybody’s sins so ICAN NOT judge. I am however, simply saying that MJ was a Christian. Be blessed.

  7. hola says:

    The death of MJ was totally conspiracy. same what happened with Princess Diana. Niel Amstong…and after this …who knows….btw let he rest in peace….

  8. Tovhowani says:

    MJ u were de rock of both children and Parents on ds earth and u still remain on our heart. We will miss u coz ur songs inspered us through joy, pains and we were healed. May ur soul rest in peace

  9. TRUTH4eveybody says:

    Many people still can not get over his sudden death.There is something fishy.Why was he killed?? by accident? homicide?? come on! He was killed for certain reasons!!It is such apitty the world lost one of the good hearted and humble man ever!! And no one has been arrested yet!!! Many people are still making money out of him and they do not care why he was killed and by whom!! Surpsingly enough the police has been investigating for 4 months but no result yet. I am sure his death will remain unsolved and I do believe that his conversion which was neglected by the mass media and the show business has got do with it.

  10. Yuri says:

    It is reported by Gospel Today that Andre Crouch and Sandra Crouch led Michael Jackson to the Lord three weeks ago.

  11. Yuri says:

    that means than he became a christian

  12. Michael Jackson was incredible, he was such a unique man in every right. Here’s to wishing his heart and love live on forever. Long live MJ!

  13. isabelle says:

    MJ was not muslim. He confirmed it verbally to us fans. But you also have the proof here, by Jermaine himself, saying it in an interview very recently :
    http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=NqVfMRw881A

  14. mj fan says:

    Michael jackson was an phenominal artist and the Best dancer in the world , no one will be able to come even close to what he had achieved in his Life . Every Song of MJ is My Favourite Song. Rest in Peace “MJ”.”I Love You forever….http://www.michaeljacksonfanss.co.cc/

  15. fan says:

    Michael jackson was an phenominal artist and the Best dancer in the world , no one will be able to come even close to what he had achieved in his Life . Every Song of MJ is My Favourite Song. Rest in Peace “MJ”.”I Love You forever”.He was the best . His music is so pure that i feels like i am in complete different world , infact i am listening to his music right now while writing this . Now (you are not alone ) Song is going on , i wish just for once in a life time i would have met him , I love you mj

  16. Alexandra says:

    Michael Jackson was not a muslim. Yet another media lie that was spread like the truth, like most lies about MJ.

    http://www.wikiislam.com/wiki/Michael_Jackson

    Go to that link and you will see who made this story up, and how it is 100% false.
    Also, Jermaine have not twice said Michael never converted to Islam and that’s one of the main reason’s people say MJ was muslim, because they claim Jermaine said he was. Jermaine did an interview on Arabic TV not to long ago where they asked him and he did not say Michael converted.

  17. delta1 says:

    I am a fan. But, more importantly is that I appreciate and respect his works. He is an inspration to me personally and spiritually. I had many question about him after his death and decided to research somethings on my own. Simply put, MJ was set up in the worse way. When MJ realized how eveil and unfair the music business was to minorities – not just blacks, he spoke out loud and clear.through prrotest and his music. He was williing to shut Sony down. Unfortuanately for him, that is when all of his troubles started. They picked him apart while he was alive and are not picking his bones for more money.
    To find out just what kind of person MJ really was, read his own writing in ” Dancing the Dream” as well as his speech to the students at Oxford University. These two documents speak volumes to the heart and person of MJ. his love for God ruled his life and most people didn’t get that because he dared to be out of the box. He loved God and cared about his soul and his eternal resting place

  18. van says:

    the arrangement in funeral should Muslim way because he is converted to islam

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