The next steps – Putting to rest your deceased loved one’s affairs
Abstract: Losing a loved one can throw one’s life for a loop. And after the memorial service, it will likely be necessary to attend to the deceased’s estate and related legal and financial matters. But it can help ease the stress if one breaks the job into steps: locating important documents, inventorying assets and liabilities, and filing life insurance and Social Security claims. This article discusses the details, while a sidebar states the importance of contacting the deceased’s employer or business associates.