Who is responsible for a burial and for burial costs?


Public Health Law § 4200 Cadavers; duty of burial requires that the bodies of deceased person be decently buried or incinerated within a reasonable time after death. Social Services Law § 141 Burial of the dead states who is required to pay for a burial according to Social Services Law § 101 Liability of relatives to support. Surrogate's Court Procedure Act 1811 (1)  states [T]he reasonable funeral expenses of the decedent subject to the payment of expenses of administration shall be preferred to all debts and claims against his estate and shall be paid out of the first moneys received by his fiduciary.

  • Last Updated Feb 21, 2023
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