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When someone close to you passes away, it can be difficult to know what to do. Whether you are planning a funeral service, buying flowers, expressing condolences, or just trying to figure out how to process grief, this library of articles will help you understand what to expect.

Benefits of Online Memorials

When a loved one passes away many people will compose a newspaper obituary to communicate the information. While an obituary is informative, it is hardly inspirational or celebratory of a loved one's life and usually results in an impersonal listing that simply...

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Helping Children Triumph Over Grief

Children are amazingly perceptive and attempts to shield them from grief may lead to confusion and anger. Where possible - for example, in the event of a terminal illness - children should be prepared for the passing of a loved one. Death should be approached openly...

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Caring for an Ailing Parent with Confidence

Reversing the roles of caregiver and dependent is an extremely complicated process. Often adult children are thrown into the role of caregiver of their mothers or fathers in the blink of an eye, and it can lead to doubt and anxiety.

As unfortunate as it may feel in...

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How to Express Your Condolences When Someone Dies

Losing a loved one is one of the most devastating life events anyone can experience. While there's nothing you can do to remedy the situation, you can certainly let your friends or loved ones know that you're there for them in their time of need. Even if you're not...

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How to Write an Obituary

Writing a loved one's obituary can seem like a difficult task. Not only are you trying to deal with your loss, you are now forced to put into words a summary of your loved one's life. With a few easy steps and the help of close family and friends, it can be a time...

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Passing Assets to Your Heirs Without Probate and With Personal Liability Protection

When you have a limited liability company that owns assets, such as investment real estate, it provides you with personal liability protection but often doesn't have any estate planning benefits. A living trust enables you to pass assets to your heirs immediately,...

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Steps to Take When Filing a Will

As with being born and having to pay taxes, we all face the prospect of our own death. Unless felled by accident at an early age, one of the most important things to take into consideration when dying, or in preparation of death, is to make things easier on those you...

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What Are the Duties of an Estate Executor Following a Death?

Estate executors are individuals who handle the settlement of a deceased person's estate. The duties they perform ensure that property and other elements of the estate are distributed according to both the provisions of any existing will and current probate law. As...

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Writing a Sympathy Note

Writing a sympathy note can be a difficult exercise, but it’s a necessary one. Here are some tips to make sure your note has the right tone:

1) Write that note, even when you feel awkward. Skipping the note might be interpreted as a sign you don’t care about...

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How Grief Counseling Can Guide You

While there are those of us who have truly never experienced the loss of someone we care about, someone we love deeply, most of us have, and we know the pain and grief we feel in the aftermath of their passing to be almost unbearable. We wait for it to end, and the...

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