Getting Started

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:

  • Wills
  • Deeds
  • 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.