How to Die Organized: Ten Tips
The death of a loved one is an emotionally taxing time. Much of the stress can be taken out of the immediate aftermath if the loved one's wishes are explicitly spelled out well in advance. A little prior planning and open communication can ease much of the burden off the surviving family so that healing can begin.
Update Your Will
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Have an up-to-date Will on hand and it will save your family from countless headache both immediately after a death and years down the road. Depending on the particular circumstance, it can be a good idea to hire a lawyer or other legal professional to help prepare a will. If someones does help prepare it, but sure have their contact information handy in the event the will needs to be updated or amended quickly.
You will also need to establish an executor for your will. This person is responsible for ensuring that your wishes are fulfilled. Stay in close contact with your executor and be sure to talk through the whole will with them and keep them abreast of changes as they arise.