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ABA/AARP Checklist for Family Survivors: A Guide to the Practical and Legal Matters You Have to Pay Attention to When Someone Dies

By Sally Balch Hurme

Winner: Grand APEX Award 2015

Book Description

When someone you love dies, dealing with the personal and financial affairs — on top of the emotional trauma — can be overwhelming. With this first-of-its-kind manual, from the American Bar Association and AARP, you can take comfort in knowing that you can handle matters upon a loved one’s death with ease.

The personal record-keeping workbook and accompanying CD-ROM walk you through processes step by step. The ABA/AARP Checklist for Family Survivors covers topics such as:

  • Applying for survivors’ benefits
  • Paying outstanding bills
  • Checking on insurance
  • Sorting through the stuff, physical and digital
  • Notifying the myriad people and companies who need to know
  • Navigating the grief process and taking care of yourself