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What To Do When Someone Dies: The 2023 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 2023.

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20 Key Duties of an Executor (Checklist)

While there are hundreds of individual steps an executor has to take during probate and estate settlement, they can be boiled down to 20 key duties.

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What If the Will is in a Safe Deposit Box?

You've looked everywhere and think the will may be in the safe deposit box. What in the world do you do now?

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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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