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Print This Brochure - What to Do When a Loved One Dies
During this emotional time, making decisions can be overwhelming. You might want to ask a trusted friend or relative to help. It’s also a good idea to contact a qualified attorney to ensure that all matters are properly addressed. The initial days typically center on the funeral and remembrance.
The first 10 days often focus on financial and legal matters, and contacting people and organizations.
As the estate moves through the settlement process, the final financial and legal details come into play.
Here are some areas to consider in keeping your own estate organized.
Everyone grieves differently. Some people reach out; others withdraw. Some grieve openly; others more quietly. Grieving the loss of a loved one is an emotional situation that is highly personal. There’s no right or wrong way, and no “appropriate” amount of time. Understanding bereavement and allowing yourself to grieve can be an important part of the healing process. The following resources might help:
We hope that your grieving and healing process soon leads the way to a time when fond memories replace your feelings of pain and loss.