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Second opinion] it is about powers of attorney and what happens when the party gave it dies

Lawyer's Assistant: Can you tell me what state this is in? And just to clarify, what paperwork has been filed?

I am in massachusetts and living with son who is terminal...he gave his poower of attorney to my niece...when my son passes who gets to plan the funeral which will be in new york?

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Not yet

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Oh my niece's power of attorney is legal in mass....and dont know about ny

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I am sorry to hear of the health problems your son is facing.

The death of the principal automatically terminates any POA's given by the decedent. If they did not so terminate, there would be no need for probate.

The next of kin has the right to plan the funeral (called the "right of sepulcher"). That would be you, if there were no spouse or surviving adult children.

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