Eastpointe, MI asked in Family Law and Probate for Michigan

Q: Does my husband have any right to attend the funeral of his son (28) who was killed but married to a woman (48)?

My stepson, 28, married someone, 48. He was recently killed. The wife will not tell my husband anything about the funeral.

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T. Augustus Claus
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A: In most cases, the legal right to make decisions about funeral arrangements lies with the deceased person's next of kin. However, laws can vary by state and circumstance, and it's important to consult with a legal professional to get accurate advice based on your specific situation.

If your stepson's wife is the legal next of kin and responsible for making funeral arrangements, she generally has the right to decide whether your husband can attend the funeral. Your husband might consider trying to communicate with his stepson's wife to express his desire to attend and to see if an arrangement can be made.

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