I'm not sure where to post this, but someone in my family may need to know in the not too distant future: Who is responsible for arranging the funeral (presuming that it hasn't been prearranged and prepaid)?
Is it the next-of-kin? The person who holds power-of-attorney? The executor?
A related question: If there are limited funds, what bills get priority? Can the funeral be paid before it is determined if any income taxes are owing? Or does this bill wait until after taxes and other debts are paid?
If the Executor realizes that there are only enough funds for a simple funeral but the next-of-kin wants an elaborate one, who decides and who pays?
qwerty, or any other legal types, are you out there?