The unfortunate truth is that survivors are often faced with seemingly impossible hurdles when trying to access benefits to help with basic needs, like a roof over their head and food on the table.
Many families come to us when a loved one is nearing the end of their life or recently dies. A common question is “What do… Read More »How to Best Deal with Personal Affairs When a Loved One Dies
If you’re taking over as trustee of a deceased person’s living trust, you are not expected to get to work the day your loved one dies. Luckily, most trust and estate tasks are not emergencies and can wait a while so that family members can grieve and make decisions about things like memorial services. But within a month or so, you need to begin to collect information, bills, and documents and to organize a filing system, so that you can ultimately hand over property to the trust beneficiaries.