In New Jersey, a beneficiary is named on a $15k life insurance policy. That beneficiary collects the money and decides to pay the funeral expenses of $9k, then decides she wants to be reimbursed from the estate for the money spent on the funeral.
There in no will.
Since there was a beneficiary named, is the policy part of the estate? Because of that, can the the beneficiary force the estate to reimburse them for the cost of the funeral?
I don't think so, but need clarification.