Always check your loved one’s plan to see if they have already made funeral arrangements. They may have set something up already and may even have purchased a pre-paid funeral plan in the form of an insurance policy. Most funeral directors will want payment upon services rendered, however, be careful in using any funds from the estate without first coordinating with an attorney to arrange how expenses should be handled. Often times, either a family member will need to pay and be reimbursed by the estate, or an attorney can get an extension from the funeral director with a letter indicating there are sufficient funds to cover the costs at a later date.
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