If my father passed away and I paid for his cremation, will I be able to get reimbursed for the cremation expense before any other creditors are paid?

He has very few assets in his estate.

Asked on August 25, 2014 under Estate Planning, North Carolina


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

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for your loss.  Generally speaking, funeral expenses are the first paid out in an estate and a priority so you should be paid first if you paid for the funeral expenses.  I would make sure that you have the bill for same in order so that it can be submitted to the executor for payment.  Good luck. 

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