First Steps Following the Death of a Loved One

The death of a loved one is an emotional and difficult time. Facing such a loss causes many to want to hide and process their grief in private. Immediately following a loss, however, there is much to be done. If you have recently lost a loved one, or anticipating a loss in the near future, […]

By |March 7th, 2017|After a Death|0 Comments

How Do I Know I Need a Probate?

Do I Need a Probate?
After the death of a loved one, there are a lot of mysteries about how to proceed and what to do with his or her assets, property, and debts. One main question is whether you need a probate.

The simplest answer is, if the deceased owned real property in his or her own […]

By |October 20th, 2016|After a Death, Probate|0 Comments

After You Die, Who’s Responsible for Your Debt?

What happens to the mortgage, the medical bills, the credit card bills, the taxes and other debts after someone dies? Is the family responsible for paying the debts? The estate? Do they disappear?

After someone passes away, debts appear to pile up. The family is often left wondering what to do and if the debts need […]

By |October 2nd, 2016|After a Death, Probate|0 Comments

How to Sell the House After the Death of a Loved-One

How to Sell the House After the Death of a Loved-One
The thought of selling a loved one’s real property after their death can be daunting. The title needs to be cleared, because a deceased property owner cannot sign the documents to sell their house. The home may be full of their personal property, or may […]

By |September 2nd, 2016|After a Death, Probate|0 Comments

5 Helpful Tips for Trustees

Successor Trustees have a great responsibility and a sometimes complicated job administering an estate. A trust leaves behind a set of instructions for the trustee, but those may not be as clear as you wish them to be, and there may be other complications within the family or with the assets. At The Boutique Law […]

By |August 18th, 2016|After a Death, Trust Administration|0 Comments

13 Things to Gather After the Death of a Loved One

The emotions and responsibilities after a loved one dies can be difficult to handle, but it is essential that a few things be taken care of, in addition to notifying family and friends, arranging the service, and caring for the personal aspects of a death.

In order to make the administration of the estate easier on […]

By |July 19th, 2016|After a Death, Probate|0 Comments