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What To Do When Someone Dies: The 2022 Checklist

Losing a loved one can be incredibly difficult, both emotionally and logistically. Here is the definitive guide and checklist outlining all of the important things that need to be considered following the loss of a loved one in 2022.

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Who Needs Death Certificates When Someone Dies? Exact Number to Get

One of the first things that happens after someone passes is the signing and delivery of a death certificate. But who needs them and how many should you get? Here's the answer.

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How to Read a Will: Actual Walkthrough and Practical Advice

Knowing how to read a will is an important part of being an executor — otherwise you're flying blind! And they aren't that bad if you know what to look for.

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What Happens to Debt After You Die? Who Pays for What and Why

Whether you’re serving as the executor of an estate or planning ahead in the event of your own passing, the implications of debt after death will affect your family. Let’s see how it works.

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Codicil to a Will: How to Write One and Relevant Rules to Know

A codicil is a legal document that serves to change the will in some way. That change can take many different shapes, so a codicil is not a “one-size-fits all” document.

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Types of Gifts in a Will: Examples and Advice

There are four main types of gifts in a will: specific gifts, general gifts, demonstrative gifts, and residuary gifts. Here's what you should know about each.

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What Expenses Can an Executor Claim? List and Actionable Advice

Probate isn’t cheap. In fact, the probate and estate settlement process costs approximately $14K for the average estate. Thankfully, you won’t be paying the $14K out of your own pocket as the executor or executrix of the estate.

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