Seven Steps To Handling Your Loved One’s Estate
How to close out accounts, notify key authorities, access death benefits and begin the probate or trust
administration process after the loss of a loved one.
By: Drazen Rubin Law LLC
The weeks and months following the death of a loved one can be overwhelming. With so much to do legally and
financially, you may be wondering where to even start and what exactly is involved in closing out a
This free guide written by attorney Franklin Drazen is designed to walk you step-by-step through the
starting with the seven steps you should take immediately after the loss of a loved one.
Whether you have been named as an executor, a trustee or you are simply helping someone who is, this
easy-to-understand guide will help you discover:
- Your duties as an executor or trustee, and how to carry them out in a way that involves the least
amount of legal/court fees, headaches and delays for the estate.
- The most important people and institutions to notify immediately after the loss of your loved one, and
the documentation you’ll need to do it.
- How to deal with creditors and outstanding debt (hint: it doesn’t just disappear after you loved one’s
- How to avoid personal liability from heirs or beneficiaries due to unintentional mistakes or oversights
on your part during the administration process.
- What is probate, how much does it cost, how do you file and which assets are subject to this lengthy
and costly court process.
- How to locate and apply for additional benefits that your loved one may be entitled to for burial and
- Why you as a trustee may still wind up in probate court…and what to do about it.
Don’t wait to learn how to close out your loved one’s estate in the most cost-effective and easiest way possible.
Download our free guide now to learn the seven steps to take immediately after loss.