Please give me as much detail as possible.
I need a bit more information please. I am going off line shortly and will be on and off all day (experts on here are also practising lawyers) but will be back later (on and off) today when I will deal further once I have your reply.
Having PoA doesnt give you any liability except to your mother.
What you have been told is wrong. In any event a PoA ceases immediately on death.
The person who arranges a funeral is responsible for paying for it. If your mum has no money or not enough to pay for it, then the Local Authority pay BUT you need to contact them 1st. The funeral director will advise you as this crops up regularly. Do make sure you tell them the financial situation at outset quite clearly
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