ABA/AARP Checklist for Family Survivors: A Guide to Practical and Legal Matters When Someone You Love Dies. Sally Balch Hurme. 2014.
Available from AARP and Amazon.com
Have you felt overwhelmed by the seemingly hundreds of decisions you faced following the death of your loved one? Some you anticipated and likely, many you had never considered. At last, a resource to help navigate some of the paperwork and decisions faced both prior to and soon following the death of our family members and friends. While some of these decisions you will have already made, there are likely some that remain as well as your own estate plan.
When someone you love dies, dealing with the personal and financial affairs — on top of the emotional trauma — can be almost too much. With this first-of-its-kind manual from the American Bar Association and AARP, you can take comfort in knowing that you can handle with ease the matters that arise upon your loved one’s death.
The personal record-keeping workbook, with an accompanying CD-ROM, walks you through the process step by step. The ABA/AARP Checklist for Family Survivors covers these topics and more:
- Applying for survivors’ benefits
- Paying outstanding bills and handling insurance
- Sorting through the stuff, physical and digital
- Writing the obituary and dealing with the funeral home
- Navigating the grief process and taking care of yourself