A loved one passes away in Ohio. You moved out of the state years ago, so there is a flurry of activity as you try to make plans to come home and you attempt to figure out what role you have along with the other heirs. Perhaps it is you and your siblings trying to address the passing of a parent, for instance.
Very quickly, you realize that the first logical step is to plan for the funeral. You need to make a lot of logistical and financial decisions, and you can't really put this off. But that gets you wondering about the process, and you start asking some important questions:
- What did your parent want the funeral to look like?
- How can you address those wishes?
- What is best for other family members who live out of town or out of the state?
- Who actually has the legal authority to make these decisions?