Anyone but THEM!
August 8, 2013 1:09 PM Subscribe
From what I understand, in the state of Arizona (and many others), if a legal adult dies without a spouse or children, any living parents would be responsible for the disposal of the remains. Is there anything this adult can do to assign that role to people OTHER than the living parents?
posted by _paegan_ to law & government (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm asking for a young adult friend who has been fully alienated from her parents for many years (they were highly abusive in her childhood). She is setting up her benefits, wills, etc and the idea her parents, who would completely ignore her wishes, are still legally responsible for her remains horrifies her. She'd like to know what legal steps she can take to assign someone who would respect her wishes.