When a loved one passes it turns your world upside down. The emotions that occur make it difficult to deal with the legality of the "estate." This is a resource and guidebook which will help explain practical steps that you should do to prepare for a loss and what needs to happen after someone passes.
What is something I should do before my loved one passes?
Make sure you have important paperwork (Last Will & Testament, life insurance policies etc.) in a safe place (a safety deposit box is a good place) and tell someone you trust where that information can be found.
Is a Power of Attorney for my loved one valid after his or her death?
Power of Attorney terminates with the death of a loved one.
Can I obtain multiple Death Certificates?
Yes. You can obtain multiple Death Certificates from the funeral parlor director. If you need more at a later date, you must then go to the Municipality where the person died.
If you are interested in obtaining a copy of "What Do I Do Now?" please contact Ruth Keesing.
Author: Ruth Keesing