After a death, there are many legal details to consider. While it is not mandatory to hire a lawyer, it is strongly recommended. A lawyer will make sure all the "t’s are crossed and i’s are dotted”. The time following a death of a loved one is extremely emotional, and even the closest family can disagree over trivial matters. To maintain peace in the family, it is a good idea to retain an attorney to help figure things out.
Before getting in touch with a lawyer there are several important documents that you need to gather. Those include:
- Bank Statements
- Insurance Policies
- Vehicle and Boat titles
- Tax Documents