When Someone Dies

When Someone Dies

The Practical Guide to the Logistics of Death

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A lawyer and venture capitalist provides a complete, practical guide for dealing with the concrete details surrounding the death of a loved one, from funeral and estate planning to navigating the complexities of online identities.

Scott Taylor Smith, a venture capitalist and lawyer, had plentiful resources, and yet after his mother died, he made a series of agonizing and costly mistakes in squaring away her affairs. He could find countless books that dealt with caring for the dying and the emotional fallout of death, but very few that dealt with the logistics.
In the aftermath of his mother's death, Smith decided to write the book he wished he'd had. When Someone Dies provides readers with a crucial framework for making good, informed, money-saving decisions in the chaotic thirty days after a loved one dies and beyond. It provides essential, concrete guidance on:
* Making funeral and memorial service arrangements
* Writing an obituary
* Estate planning
* Contacting family and friends
* Handling your loved one's online footprint
* Navigating probate
* Dealing with finances, including trusts and taxation
* And much, much more
Featuring concise checklists in each chapter, this guide offers answers to practical questions, enabling loved ones to save time and money and focus on healing.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2013
Edition: 1st Scribner trade paperback edition
ISBN: 9781476700212
Branch Call Number: 306.9
Characteristics: xxiii, 226 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: Castleman, Michael


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"This book helped me get organized.
It helped me determine a place to start to prepare for final decisions, optimize legal and lawful outcomes, and involve family members. Of course, this can be a heavy topic, but in my opinion, the author is not heavy-handed in his treatment of it."
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This book is always available in the PlaneTree Health Information Center @ Cupertino Library. GL 200 S 2013


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