Who pays for the funeral after someone dies?

The estate is responsible for paying for funeral costs, but not always are estate funds immediately available. And it is possible the estate will not have enough money to cover the cost. Planning in advance — by prepaying for your services or by making sure funds are available to your agent — can help your family through this process. It is possible that a contract you sign could make you personally liable for the payment, so proceed carefully.

Attorney Jana McCreary

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Houston Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney Jana R. McCreary has been an attorney for over eighteen years, a career move she made after working for over a decade with adults and children with intellectual disabilities and mental illness. Graduatin… Read More

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