Can I make out a check for funeral


I was P.O.A. for someone who just passed, her wish was to be cremated. Now that I have had the funeral home take care of this, I need to know if I can write a check out to the funeral home. It is my understanding my role as P.O.A. ceased as of her passing. what can I do. there is no executor of her estate


As power of attorney, your authority ceased upon her passing. If she owned a joint account, the joint owner can write out the check. If there are no joint owners, the cost of the funeral becomes a debt of the estate. Often times, family members pay for the funeral themselves and then are reimbursed once the executor of the estate is appointed.

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