What To Do When a Loved One Dies?

by Rania Combs on May 5, 2010

Candice Aiston, an Oregon estate planning attorney, recently wrote an excellent article that explains the things that should be done when a loved one dies. Among them are:

  • Notifying a doctor, coroner, and/or the local authorities
  • Determining whether decedent wished to donate tissues and organs
  • Notifying family and friends
  • Making funeral arrangements
  • Preparing an obituary
  • Locating estate planning documents
  • Arranging for the care of minor children and pets
  • Creating an inventory of personal property and assets
  • Contacting an estate planning attorney, as well as other financial professionals to determine the best way to proceed with the administration of the estate
  • Obtaining a death certificate
  • Compiling a list of creditors

You can read “What to do When Your Loved One Dies” by following the link.

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