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Getting Your Affairs In Order

How to Get a Death Certificate

When someone dies, the death must be registered with the local or state vital records office within a matter of days.

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Home Funeral Laws

There was a time when most funerals were held at home.

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How to Become an Organ Donor in Rhode Island

Hundreds of Rhode Island residents are currently waiting for donated organs.

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How to Become an Organ Donor in New Jersey

Thousands of New Jersey residents are currently waiting for donated organs.

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How to Become an Organ Donor in Michigan

Thousands of Michigan residents are currently waiting for donated organs.

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How to Become an Organ Donor in Louisiana

More than a thousand Louisiana residents are currently waiting for donated organs.

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How to Become an Organ Donor in Kentucky

Nearly one thousand Kentucky residents are currently waiting for donated organs.

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DNR and POLST Forms

Living wills and health care powers of attorney are an essential documents for anyone who wants to put their health care wishes in writing.  Howev...

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A Plan for Your Digital Legacy

When making your estate plan, consider what you want to happen with your digital legacy —that is, all of your accounts, blogs, social networking i...

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Legacy Options for Pets

Who will take care for your pet after you die? Ideally, you know a trusted person who is willing and able to care for your pet when you pass away. ...

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Estate Planning for Pets

Pets cannot own property, so you cannot leave property to your pet.  However, you can plan to make sure that your pet has a good life after you di...

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Prepare for Deployment: Get Organized

Deployment orders stir up many emotions and a host of personal and practical responses. One of the most common is a desire to get things in order -- a...

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The Prepaid Funeral and Its Perils

It's a good idea to shop around for the most suitable and affordable funeral goods and services, but paying for them in advance is risky business.

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Practical Estate Planning: Organize Your Documents

Estate planning isn't just about legal issues -- there are practical ones as well. Will your loved ones be able to find your will or other estate plan...

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Planning Your Funeral or Memorial Service

If you've ever settled a loved one's affairs after death, you know it can be difficult to plan a funeral or memorial service. Family and friends want ...

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The Organ Donor: A Guide

Organ, tissue, or body donations must be carried out immediately after death, so if you want to be a donor, you should make arrangements in advance an...

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Help Your Executor: Secured Places and Passwords

When it's time to wind up your estate, your executor will need to find information and items that may be hidden or locked away: everything from your e...

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Green Funerals: Protect the Planet and Your Pocketbook

Burials and cremations can be hard on the environment. Embalming chemicals, metal caskets, concrete burial vaults, and cremation facility emissions ta...

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Estate Planning and Your Blended Family

When you're in a second marriage. providing for everyone you love--your spouse, your children from a prior marriage, your children from your current m...

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Donate Your Body to Medicine

Most medical schools need donations of whole bodies for research and instruction. If you want to make this type of donation, it's usually necessary to...

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Disaster-Proofing Your Documents

Part of preparing for a disaster includes disaster-proofing your important documents -- that is, making sure that after a disaster you have the infor...

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Storing Personal Information: Tech Tools for Storing Records

Part of preparing for a disaster includes disaster-proofing your important documents -- that is, making sure that after a disaster you have the infor...

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Access to Online Accounts: Helping Your Executor and Loved Ones

In this digital age, if you die or become incapacitated, your executor and loved ones will need access to your online accounts. If someone you trust d...

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12 Simple Steps to an Estate Plan

Take care of your family by making a will, power of attorney, living will, funeral arrangements, and more.

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