Legal Advice

After a death, there are many legal details to hammer out.  While it is not necessary to get a lawyer, it may benefit your needs.  A lawyer will make sure all the ‘t’s are crossed and i’s are dotted.  The time following a death of a loved one is extremely emotional, and even the closest family will have disagreements over the most trivial matters.  To make sure there is still peace in the family, it is a good idea to let a lawyer figure things out. 

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Bank Accounts

Procedures for bank accounts following death vary regionally.  In some areas, bank accounts are automatically frozen after a death.  To avoid any complications, the bank should be notified immediately. The bank employees will guide you through the next steps from there.

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Proof of Death Certificates

A proof of death certificate is frequently necessary in the wake of a death.  A proof of death certificate can be obtained through a funeral director.  It is a good idea to obtain multiple copies of a proof of death certificate, as many agencies require an original and not a photocopy.

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