Documents to Gather When a Loved One Passes Away in Florida
There are basic documents to be gathered when a loved one passes away. This guide provides a list of documents to be gathered. The list of documents varies depending on the situation, but it applies in most circumstances. Having an original of a will or trust is very important.
There are the Documents to Gather Before Contacting Your AttorneyAgain an original of a will or trust is critical. When it comes to a proceeding in court, an original will or trust is required, if you do not have an original there will be other steps required to authenticate these documents.
Who Should Gather the DocumentsIf there is a will or a trust the proposed personal representative, or the trustee is the ideal person to gather the documents and/or information. If there is no will or trust the closest relative, such as a spouse or children can begin the process. Again this varies, depending on the circumstances, but generally speaking this should work.