After a death, there are many legal details to consider. While it is not necessary to get a lawyer, it is strongly recommended. An experienced attorney 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 the most trivial matters may result in disagreements among close family. To ensure peace in the family, it is a good idea to retain a lawyer to help figure things out.
Before getting in touch with a local attorney there are several important documents you will want to collect. These include:
- Bank Statements
- Insurance Policies
- Vehicle and Boat titles
- Tax Documents