Legal Question in Elder Law in California

My father passed away in California and my stepmother didn’t notify his children for seven months but had him cremated a couple days after his death do we have a case to sue her? Plus alienation of affection and emotional distress?


Asked on 7/28/21, 8:56 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Timothy McCormick Haapala, Thompson & Abern, LLP

No. As his wife she was his next of kin and had legal authority to control disposition of his remains.

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Answered on 7/30/21, 5:54 pm


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