There’s nothing worse than learning that someone you love has passed on. For example, as your parents age, this may be something you think about often.
If you lose a loved one, it’s important that you give yourself all the time you need to grieve. It’s never a good idea to push yourself too hard during this time, as it can result in more harm than good.
As time and your emotions allow, it’s important to answer a variety of questions pertaining to the loss of your loved one. Here are just a few that you’ll want to address:
- Did your loved one have a will?
- Did your loved one have a trust?
- Did your loved one pass away with no estate plan at all?
- Who is the executor of their will?
- Who was named as the beneficiary?
- What does the probate process entail?
- What does the trust administration process entail?
When you answer these questions, many others are sure to move to the forefront. For example, you may come to realize your loved one didn’t have an estate plan. Subsequently, state laws will come into play in regards to how the estate is managed and distributed.
You’re going through a lot, so it’s imperative that you receive all the help you can find. Attempting to answer these questions on your own, especially when you don’t have a clear mind, is easier said than done.
On the plus side, as you answer each of these questions – among others – you’ll come to realize that there are steps you can take to bring clarity to a difficult situation.
Should you require any help after the passing of a loved one, don’t hesitate to contact our law firm. We’re available to answer your questions, provide guidance, and give you all the assistance you need.
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