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What To Do When a Loved One Dies?

by Rania Combs

Candice Aiston, an Oregon estate planning attorney, recently wrote an excellent article that explains the things that should be done when a loved one dies. Among them are:

  • Notifying a doctor, coroner, and/or the local authorities
  • Determining whether decedent wished to donate tissues and organs
  • Notifying family and friends
  • Making funeral arrangements
  • Preparing an obituary
  • Locating estate planning documents
  • Arranging for the care of minor children and pets
  • Creating an inventory of personal property and assets
  • Contacting an estate planning attorney, as well as other financial professionals to determine the best way to proceed with the administration of the estate
  • Obtaining a death certificate
  • Compiling a list of creditors

You can read “What to do When Your Loved One Dies” by following the link.


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