How does organizing my documents before I die help my family?

Organizing your documents before you die can be a big help for your family. After a death, there are a lot of financial and administrative tasks to take care of that can quickly become overwhelming. By getting your financial and legal paperwork organized, you can help your family more easily:
  • Apply for and claim benefits
  • Get through the probate process
  • Close bank accounts
  • Pay any final estate or income taxes

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