topic | first days after death
Upon the death of your loved one, you will take on the responsibility of caring for their estate. There are many activities to perform in the following days. Dealing with the practical matters of the estate may feel overwhelming. Fortunately, because of your earlier efforts, several of these activities may have already been initiated. Tending to these details now will ensure that further administration of the estate continues to progress smoothly.
Each death is accompanied by unique circumstances such as the presence of a surviving spouse or other loved ones. Be discerning about the appropriateness and importance of the suggested steps and activities in this topic. These should be completed within the first week following death.
If there is more than one real estate property involved, the first two steps apply to all properties.
|Step 1:||Identify the executor|
|Step 2:||Secure the Property|
|Step 3:||Locate and Secure Valuables|
|Step 4:||Initiate Planning for Long Term Care|
|Step 5:||Obtain Certified Copies of the Death Certificate|
|Step 6:||Freeze Financial Accounts|
|Step 7:||Determine if an Estate Attorney is Needed|
|Step 8:||Pay Critical Estate Expenses|
|Step 9:||Record the Will|
|Step 10:||Notify Social Security|