How can I get my mom’s ashes from her brother and sister?

Asked on October 6, 2014 under Estate Planning, Indiana


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for your loss.  This is not an easy issue to discuss in this forum especially with out knowing more.  Generally speaking, the Ashes of a loved one are given to the person that paid for the funeral.  If the estate paid the funeral expenses then arguably you are all entitled to equally "share" the ashes, although realistically that is not an easy task.  Speak with an attorney about the issue.  Good luck. 

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