Friday, January 31, 2014
Sally Balch Hurme recently published a book entitled Checklist for Family Survivors. Provided below is a description from ABA Web Store:
A practical resource for dealing with family matters upon death, this first-of-its-kind publication from the American Bar Association and AARP - the nation's leading associations in the law and the advancement of issues that matter most to people 50+ and their families - helps answer the myriad of questions surrounding what needs to be done following a loved one's passing. This must-have book guides you through the steps to wrap up the personal and financial affairs of the loved one who died. Although the ABA/AARP Checklist for Family Survivors: A Guide to Practical and Legal Matters When Someone You Love Dies does not provide legal advice, it does include legal reasons, implications and complications that cover a variety of questions loved ones face upon death. In each chapter, you'll find convenient checklists to help guide you through the difficult time. Chapter topics include:
- Applying for survivors benefits
- Checking on insurance benefits
- Sorting through the stuff
- Getting ready for probate
- Taking care of yourself
- And more!
The ABA/AARP Checklist for Family Survivors is not intended as a sit-down-and-read book. It is a workbook designed to help you understand what you need to do following a loved one's death guided by simple yet thorough forms. Whether you fill in the forms in the book or use the CD-ROM included in the back cover, you can take comfort in knowing that the matters upon a loved one's death can be handled with ease.
While there are a number of books directed to the widow on matters of grief and financial planning, this is the first - from AARP and the American Bar Association's Senior Lawyers Division- comprehensive guide that answers questions for family survivors in one straightforward book.