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DavidThomson
04-12-2006, 07:53 PM
My brother has recently died in Spain and he has been cremated . All his accounts have been frozen untill such time as his estate is settled .

The funeral directors will not release his ashes or death certificate untill they have been paid .

Is there a process whereby the likely beneficiaries to the will can agree for the costs of the funeral to be taken out of the estate before it is settled ?

Expert advisor
05-02-2006, 04:01 PM
The banks usually accept to pay the costs of the funeral if the funeral directors present a receipt to the bank.
Nevertheless, if the bank does not accept the above, the payment will not be possible until the distribution of the estate and settlement of taxes.