My Mom had both lung and breast cancer. I am her oldest daughter and was very close to my Mom and have been her caregiver for the last five years. Neither my brother or sister called, visited or really cared about my Mom. She recently passed away this last Tuesday.
She made it clear before her passing she wanted to be cremated and what type of service she wanted. My immediate family knew this as did her doctor and Hospice. It was not a secret.
She did not, as many people do not have this info written in her will or directives. But, being her daughter and caregiver I knew what she wanted.
When arranging her funeral services, I come to find out in Ohio, if there is more than one sibling in the family you have to have the majority sign off on it.
When I contacted my brother and sister the first thing out of their mouths was they wanted a copy of her will! Greed is so ugly.
So, much for a loving family. I was instructed by both Mom and her attorney not to let them view it before the reading. I simply conveyed that to them and now they won't sign the papers to grant Moms request to be cremated! Stating that they are uncomfortable with Moms request until they see her will! So, now I have a funeral scheduled for this coming Tuesday and my Mom is stuck in a freezer at the funeral home. For everyday she's not cremated I am incurring storage fees until this is settled in court! And I have no clue how long this will take in the courts.
Has anyone dealt with this craziness?
What am I supposed to do?