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Is the person with power of attorney the one who makes funeral arrangements?

If person A assigns power of attorney to person B, and A dies, is B the one responsible for making arrangements for the body? Or does that responsibility still fall to the next of kin?


Asked by DragonRiderMD at 1:03 PM on Nov. 17, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • It depends on how you have your POA set up... my mom has hers set up that he make the decisions for her life if she is on life support, etc. but she also stipulated that he would take care of the funeral arrangements since she doesn't have a will .. she was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago and handed out all the "stuff" to her kids already

    Answer by holfee at 6:21 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • person B can do it but if the next of kin wants to do it then person B can just let them do it

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 1:04 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • person B does it ... my husband is in the army and POA is only good until death ... once there is death, there is a Will and the next of kin will make arrangements.

    Answer by sgt.youngs.wife at 1:08 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • Power of attorney ends at death. The two issues are not related.

    Answer by bjane01 at 2:41 PM on Nov. 17, 2010