Here are a couple more legal things to consider.
POWER OF ATTORNEY AND ENDURING POWER OF ATTORNEY
As people age, they may appoint A Power of Attorney or an Enduring Power of Attorney to assist in looking after their affairs, and while they are living, this person has legal power to act on their behalf in different capacities. However, some believe their nominated POA or EPOA is the only lawful person allowed the final say when ensuring the funeral arrangements are carried out as wished.
It is important to know that the enduring power of attorney and power of attorney ceases after death, and although this person can be involved in the funeral arrangements, it is now the person appointed as executor of the estate who has the final say if there is a will in place. If there is no will, it simply falls on the Next of Kin.