Wills & Estates

Estate Planning

My spouse doesn’t like to think about death. What should I do?

It’s only natural that we tend to be a bit squeamish when it comes to death, especially when thinking about our own or that of someone we love. You can’t plan your estate, however, if you don’t know all the facts about your family’s assets. Set aside a specific time for gathering information on your spouse’s income and insurance benefits, what debts are owed, and where assets are invested. Ask about which beneficiaries have been named in your spouse’s insurance policies, pension plans, retirement accounts, and similar assets. You also need to know who holds title to real estate, cars, boats, and recreational vehicles.

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>>My spouse doesn’t like to think about death. What should I do?


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