Today marks the 12-year anniversary since my younger brother, Mike, died from leukemia. He had just celebrated his 39th birthday 2 weeks before he died. Before my family and I could even begin to deal with the emotional loss we were experiencing, we were faced with the physical task of sorting through Mike’s many belongings to find any legal, insurance or medical paperwork he had in order to prepare for his funeral. Mike had documented his final wishes in a Will but since he never got around to signing it, his Will was ignored and not considered legally binding. This problem only added to the overwhelming physical and mental burden we were already carrying because of his death.
There are so many ways we can help you if you find yourself in a situation like this.
- We can help you sort through the physical “mess” that is left behind after the loss of a loved one, making the process as simple as possible for you.
- We can help coordinate donation or recycling options for any unwanted items.
- We can gather and organize all of the deceased loved one’s paperwork, thus bringing all of the important information to the surface for you.
- We can help you plan and prepare a system to keep all of your important paperwork and information up to date and in one place so that your loved ones won’t have to struggle with searching for it after your death.
If you haven’t taken the time to legally determine and document your final wishes upon your death, I would encourage you to take action on that today to save your loved ones from the burden.