Documentation To Have In A Place Before A Death Occurs

By: Tom Gallagher
Friday, November 13, 2020

As we advance in age, we need to keep all our paperwork in place. People have different forms of legal and other documents that should be kept in order. This includes financial, medical, legal, and contacts-related paperwork. You must update this information regularly so there would be no issues with completing legal modalities after your death.

We at Nutmeg State Cremation have seen that families struggle with finding all the relevant documentation after a loved one passes and this can result in confusion, dissent, and legal problems for everyone involved.

Keep The Documents Easily Accessible

Sometimes, people aren’t very comfortable with the idea of death and they do not maintain documentation correctly. However, in case of an accident and sudden death, your family would not struggle with handling legal matters of the documents are easily accessible. Also, it is important that you keep at least one of your family members in the loop about the presence and location of this documentation, so they can access it easily post your death.

Crucial Documents

Certain documents that you would need to keep in order at all times include:

  • Your will
  • Living will
  • Power of attorney
  • Assets and investment-related information
  • Utility registration
  • Bank accounts’ related information
  • Information related to loans, mortgages etc.
  • Financial cards
  • Medical insurance, vehicle insurance, life insurance paperwork
  • Memberships and subscriptions

You should also keep original documents and some copies of all these documents so that your family can access these easily post your death. As stated, your attorney should be aware of the presence of this paperwork. These are very important things to keep in order as it can save your family a lot of time and trouble with sorting things after your death. Discuss matters with a good lawyer and they will guide you and help keep all the paperwork in order.

We, at Nutmeg State Cremation, provide comprehensive services for all your funeral requirements. For more information, feel free to contact us with your requirements.

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