Death and Finances: Eight Things to Do After a Loved One Passes Away

by Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

Dealing with the death of a loved one is stressful enough. But not knowing what to do with someone’s finances after the person has passed away poses an additional burden on a grieving family.

To make the process a bit easier, here’s a checklist of the top eight money matters you must deal with — and mistakes to avoid — after someone you care about dies.

This checklist isn’t all-inclusive. But what follows is critical information that can save you precious time, money and energy, as well as help you avoid squabbles over assets or financial exploitation.

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