When Your Spouse Dies

When Your Spouse Dies

It can be life-changing when your spouse dies. There are usually many details that are required to settle a deceased spouse’s estate, from sharing the sad news of their spouse’s passing, making arrangements for the funeral and assessing finances. When your spouse dies, you may need to change your lifestyle due to less money coming in every month. In some situations, it may be necessary to file a spousal property petition to transfer assets that were only in the decedent’s name. This article reviews essential concerns and legal matters to consider when your spouse dies.

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By |2018-05-06T14:28:11-07:00April 18th, 2018|

About the Author:

Sandra M. McCarthy, founder of ProbatebyME.com / A People’s Choice Inc., has worked exclusively in the legal field since 1976. She served as the 2004-2005 President of CALDA (California Association of Legal Document Assistants). She obtained a Paralegal Certificate from the University of California, Santa Barbara. During her career in the legal field, she has worked as a freelance paralegal, law office manager and paralegal studies teacher, and has co-authored numerous legal publications and written hundreds of self-help legal articles. As a registered Legal Document Assistant, Sandy is dedicated to providing affordable, low-cost, self-help document preparation services for California consumers in all 58 counties.