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Know Creditor Claim Rules Before Paying a Deceased Family Members Bills

Family members are often eager to ensure that their deceased family member’s bills are paid promptly after the decedent’s death.  Understandably, they do not want creditors to stop services, close accounts, or sully the reputation of their loved one because bill payment has not been made by post-death payment deadlines.  However, those administering their family […]

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What to Do With Cremated Remains

We often are asked what can be done with cremated remains. We put together this video to review the multiple, legal ways cremated remains can be disposed. If you have specific requirements regarding disposition of your remains, you should consider executing a Funeral Planning Declaration and appointing a designee to ensure that those instructions are […]

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What To Do When a Loved One Passes Away: The Legal Steps to Settle a Loved One’s Final Affairs

The emotional trauma of losing a loved one often comes with a bewildering array of financial and legal issues demanding attention. It can be difficult enough for family members to handle the emotional trauma of a death, let alone taking the steps necessary to get these matters in order. We frequently get calls regarding what to do […]

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Should Seniors Who Lose Their Job During the Coronavirus Pandemic Claim Social Security Benefits Early?

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, unemployment is skyrocketing. Seniors who lose their jobs may be tempted to claim Social Security benefits early, but should they, given the resulting reduction in future benefits? The answer depends on your situation, but you may be able to claim and not sacrifice much in terms of future benefits. […]

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