After a death, there are many legal details to work out.
While it is not necessary to get a lawyer, it is strongly recommended particularly in cases involving wills, large estates and/or large families. The time following a death of a loved one is extremely emotional, it is a good idea to let a lawyer help draft a legally binding document that clearly defines the wishes of the deceased and prevent unnecessary stress or conflict.
Before getting in touch with a lawyer there are several important documents that you need to gather. Those include:
- Bank Statements
- Insurance Policies
- Vehicle and Boat titles
- Tax Documents
Disclaimer: The following materials are intended to be informational and not for the purpose of providing legal counsel. Please consult your attorney for advice and guidance regarding legal matters.