Estate Work

As most of you know, both my mother and father passed away this year. And my family, and my brother’s families, are working to resolve the estate. But the learning curve is high. What do you do with all the items collected over a lifetime? What taxes are involved with an estate? What are the legal requirements? How do you convince companies to talk to you now that your parents used to use?
What paperwork do you need to keep and what can get shredded? How long will this take? I could fill the blog with questions.

As with so many things in life, there are people all around me with the answers. I just need to ask the questions. The Lord provides through the many experiences of life and death.

All the best and until next time,

Tom

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One thought on “Estate Work

  1. First of all, my deepest condolences on the loss of your dear parents. It takes at least a year to finalize an estate. An attorney that specializes in estates can answer all of your questions. As for being able to talk to “companies”, all you need is a death certificate. And finally, as far as your parents belongings, a good rule of thumb is to take a few things that remind you of them and dispose of the rest through an estate auction company. Do not shred anything until the estate tax returns are completed. An accountant can advise you. Good luck!

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