Ask the Experts: No Easy Answers on Assigning Burial Plots, Refinancing Mom’s House

How do six kids refinance Mom’s house? Who gets the burial plot after a divorce?

This week, “Ask the Experts” tackles those two very different financial topics. The answers are from Sacramento estate planning attorney Kay Brooks, one of’s online contributors.

Q:My husband and I bought two burial plots when we married. Later we got divorced, and he remarried. The plot is listed in both our names but did not come up in our divorce settlement. My ex died two years ago and was cremated. Am I entitled to the other burial plot, or does his new wife get it? The plot is listed in our names.

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