"There was never a conflict," Russell Armstrong's attorney tells PEOPLE

By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated August 20, 2011 10:35 AM
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While The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong grieves in private over Monday’s suicide of her estranged husband, Russell Armstrong, it was reported that factions developed concerning how to handle his final arrangements.

But Russell Armstrong’s attorney, Ronald Richards, tells PEOPLE that no such problem arose.

“There was never a conflict,” Richards said Friday. “It’s my understanding that Taylor has indicated to Russell’s nephew that Russell’s family can take most of the remains back to Texas. They have a family cemetery there.”

As for a service, the attorney said, “I haven’t heard anything yet as for any funeral plans. She also wants some of his remains, so I’m assuming she will agree to cremate him.”

Earlier this week, Taylor, 40, released a statement requesting privacy so that she may comfort her daughter Kennedy, 5.

Reporting by KEN LEE