What Should I Do When My Spouse Dies?

By |February 2nd, 2012|

By Gregory F. Quinn

The death of a spouse is one of the most difficult things any of us will encounter.  Usually, and understandably, the last thing the surviving spouse is thinking about during that difficult time is the financial steps that must be taken.  This article outlines many of the actions that are typically required.

Initially, some of the tasks listed below may be simplified or eliminated if the deceased spouse had a living trust.  Trusts and other planning measures that are implemented during life can greatly ease the burden of the spouse that survives. […]