One responsibility after a loved one passes is to contact government agencies and programs, as well as investigate possible death benefits provided by the federal government.
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.