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Steps for the Personal Representative

It can be overwhelming when a loved one passes away. The following steps are written as a guide for the next of kin or personal representative of the decedent. Although they are ordered, many of these tasks can be undertaken at the same time. For example, the first steps in administrative tasks can be taken

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Your Funeral Wishes – Your Way

You may already have estate planning documents to ensure that your worldly possessions are passed on in a manner consistent with your values and traditions. But have you thought about planning ahead to spare your loved ones from the painful task of making decisions regarding your funeral arrangements – while they are grieving? Do you

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Coping with an Unexpected Death in Your Home

Death often comes without warning. Returning home to find that a loved one has passed away unexpectedly can be traumatizing and leave you in a state of shock and disbelief. Your ability to think clearly is compromised as stress levels rise, and stress affects your ability to make quick decisions. Confusion sets in. You panic.

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Estate Planning For Unmarried Couples

Celebrity Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s death shows us the obstacles that unmarried couples face according to Florida law. How do you take care of your loved ones if the law says they have no rights? Unexpected Death and the Lack of an Estate Plan If you died and are unmarried, who would plan your funeral? What

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