LEGAL GUIDE
Written by attorney Hallie L Zobel

Additional Steps to Take After Someone Dies

It is possible to prepare for this difficult time in advance. Beyond gathering necessary documents and publishing appropriate notices, here are a few additional tips.

  1. Secure the deceased's house. Change the locks immediately. You don't want your family picking through the home.

  2. Protect against identity theft.

  3. Look for a safe deposit box. If you are the Personal Representative or Beneficiary, you should have access.

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