Tips for Survivors

What to do When a Loved One Dies

A loved one’s death brings on a period of grieving and stress. People often ask: “What do I do now?” There is often much to be done in a short period of time. One has to deal with the sorrow of loss, while at the same time attending to practical concerns.

This checklist helps to ease the burden by giving suggestions on what to do from a legal and financial standpoint, including:

What to do and not do immediately

What to do within the next 30 days

What documents you will need to locate

What taxes you may be required to file

How to manage the decedent’s assets and income

Losing a loved one is never easy. By following the tips in the checklist, however, you can take positive steps to put your loved one’s affairs in order and ease the way for survivors. Contact Sykes Elder Law to schedule a meeting to discuss your estate administration needs.

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