The sad reality of life is that one can never be quite prepared enough for the death of a family member or a loved one. Such times should be a period of mourning. Yet the family of the decedent must take certain actions on behalf of the decedent. This is called “estate administration”. When it comes to taking care of their estate, it may be the last thing on your mind or you may not know where to start or even what to do first. Yet your actions or inactions may cause unintended and negative consequences you will need to resolve later on. You can minimize such unnecessary headaches by making sure certain things are done as soon as possible after someone’s death.
Below are couple checklists that may help you during this time: