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How to Plan for the Loss of a Loved One

November 29, 2012

November 29, 2012

The days following a loved one’s death can be a very confusing time. Many people do not know what steps need to be taken in order to close out a loved one’s life.

A recent article from Consumer Reports recently discussed in detail the steps that need to be taken in order to close out a loved one’s life. The most important thing that needs to be done immediately is to contact a person who can declare the death official. If a doctor is not present, you may need to get into contact with a hospice nurse. If the death was unexpected, a person should contact 911 so that paramedics can step in to complete the task.

The next step will consist of notifying those closest to the deceased. This will not only include friends and family, but also the victim’s doctor and employer. One should also take steps to care for the individual’s pets and dependents.

In the days following the death, there will be paperwork in order to close out your loved one’s life. This can often be streamlined by discussing final wishes with an Appleton Financial Planning Attorney prior to a death.

The Wisconsin Personal Injury Lawyers with Sigman, Janssen, Stack, Sewall & Pitz have a vast knowledge of what steps need to be taken to secure a family’s financial security after a death and are here to answer any questions you may have.