Please excuse me if this question is not under the correct topic. My brother is a joint account holder on our Mom's checking account. Mom is dying of cancer and I am so sad to say that her days are unfortunately numbered. Since we are sure a funeral is around the corner we are trying to figure out how best to pay for Mom's funeral instead of waiting until later to discuss. Can my brother legally write a check for Mom's funeral expenses after Mom has passed as a joint account holder? I am assuming yes but... Aside from the checking account, Mom does not have any assets (house, cars, and misc belongings have already been sold or given away by Mom) and she has very little credit card debit. My brother is Mom's POA and I am the executor of the will. I understand POA ends at death and the executor takes over after death. My brother and I get along very well and have decided that these financial matters will not come between us. We just want to make sure we don't do anything wrong by paying for her funeral expenses out of this account that could come back to bite us later.