Do I have to pay for a funeral I didn't agree to?
January 18, 2009 2:53 AM Subscribe
My father recently passed away (four weeks ago) and I was contacted today by a funeral home claiming that because I am next of kin, I am required to pay for funeral costs and/or cremation. Am I legally bound to this?
posted by idledebonair to Law & Government (16 answers total)
My father lived in Arizona, and I live in New York. Is this a state law or a federal law? I didn't sign or verbally agree to anything, can this be legal? I told them today that I didn't know who they were and if they wanted to conduct business with me, they would have to send me some documentation and legalese indicating my responsibility. Can this really just be a shady company taking advantage of recently grieving families?