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What Happens When We Die with Debt

Most people – about 73% of consumers, to be specific – have at least some debt remaining when they die. When you add up all the personal loans, credit cards and mortgages, the numbers can get pretty high. In fact, according to Experian's FileOne database of 220 million consumers, the average consumer dies with aboutRead more

Digital Estate Management: What Is It and Why Might You Need it?

When you lose someone you love, the last thing on our mind may be their social media accounts or the various digital profiles that they may have created in life. But imagine coming across comments or friend requests on their Facebook, or navigating emails from distant acquaintances who have not heard of their passing. ImagineRead more

Discuss final arrangements when your family gathers for the holidays

  You might think addressing final arrangements over the holidays is grim, but what’s really grim is not making your wishes clear by planning in advance;  when the time does come, your family not only has to deal with an emotional loss, they also have the added stress of trying to make difficult decisions aboutRead more

What to do when there’s a death in the family

  The death of a family member is a traumatic event and one most people don’t ever want to think about. But what if a family member dies suddenly: Would you know what to do? Having some idea of what to expect will aid you in making arrangements during a very stressful time. Here areRead more

Preplanning is a gift for your loved ones

  Even though it’s inevitable for all of us, many of us don’t like talking about death. So talking about our wishes for funeral or cremation arrangements is an uncomfortable subject for not only us, but our families as well. But, it’s important to have plans in place – especially if there are things youRead more

What happens to your digital assets when you die?

Last week I talked about some of the important documents you should gather and store in a safe place so family members can easily find them when you die. Among them are any passwords for online accounts you may have. Today, let’s talk about what happens to your online accounts— specifically social networks — when you die.It’s important to knowRead more

Important documents to prepare before you die

  Nobody wants to think about death and dying, but the fact is, death is an inevitable part of life: A gift you can give your family when you pass is to have your affairs in order so that in addition to losing a loved one, they won’t have the worry of being unable toRead more

Phaneuf Funeral Homes to Host Free Estate and Funeral Planning Seminar

If anyone is interested in obtaining free legal advice or learning more about estates, wills, trusts, medicade, advanced directives and other related legal issues, we are hosting a seminar at our 243 Hanover Street location on Tuesday October 20th at 2:00 PM.  Attorney Frank Mesmer will be discussing the legal ins and outs of estate planning andRead more