Settling an Estate

Upon the death of a spouse or family member, you as the survivor will have a variety of things to do, starting with funeral arrangements. After that, you will need to do at least some of these listed tasks:

Some of the most frequently asked questions about settling an estate are:

Who do I notify when a family member dies? 



Do I keep the last social security payment sent to the deceased?



What else do I need to do when a family member dies?


Do I need to deal with Probate?


What does a Personal Representative do?


How does joint property transfer after a person dies?



How does a joint bank account, or a payable on death account transfer after a person dies?


What happens with insurance or contracts when a person dies?


What happened to a person’s belongings when they die?


How do I get more help when a family member dies?

To see all the questions and answers, click here.

The information in this site is not intended as legal advice.
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