my father just passed and wished to be cremated. eldest child had PoA and signed everything from banking to estate planning to the "do not resuscitate" decision. however, after commiting to a specific funeral home, he was informed that this did not cover cremation itself, and that in MA the lesser offspirng must also sign some release. one refuses to steadfastly.
father planned everything well but for no written mention of cremation wishes. we all assumed PoA covered that.
there is NO chance the one refusing to sign will contest anything, ever. she will, however, fight vigorously to be "left out" of proceedings. in fact, she was the one who initially pushed our father to set up PoA, for the sole purpose of avoiding this situation.
what is to be done here?