You can never prepare yourself emotionally for the passing of a dear loved one, but shortly before my dad passed
away my mom was able to get their financial life in order. It turned out to make a HUGE difference.
It's almost impossible to focus on paperwork, financial accounts, legal documents, taxes, estate settlements, and all of the things that follow when someone close to you dies.
My mom was grieving. She was trying to find a way forward without my dad. She was struggling with major life
decisions. That last thing she needed was to feel confused, scared, and uncertain as she settled my father’s estate and looked toward her future.
Initially, she was worried because she had heard the process that you have to go through when your spouse passes
away is difficult and takes many months, maybe even years of work.