When a loved one dies, facing the responsibility of what needs to be done after death can be overwhelming. There are many legal details to respond to and oversee; and while it is not necessary to get a lawyer, it is strongly recommended. A lawyer will make sure all the details and legal requirements following the death of a loved one are addressed, taking some of the burden and stress off of you and helping to make sure there is still peace in the family. Use the resources below and follow our guide, When Death Occurs, to help you in planning.
Before getting in touch with a lawyer there are several important documents that you need to gather. Those include:
- Bank Statements
- Insurance Policies
- Vehicle and Boat titles
- Tax Documents