What to do after someone dies, this means if you are the spouse, family or close friend of someone who has passed and you need to know what steps to take then this is a list that I found helpful when my husband died. If possible, look around your area and choose which funeral home you would like to use and also choose which coffin or type of coffin you would like. These are hard choices for the person left Continue reading What happens when someone dies?
These are the other two forms that you will need filled out before you die or become incapacitated. Once again, these are not substitutes for seeking legal or medical advice, just general advice to help with getting your affairs in order. The power of Attorney gives the person the rights to manage your financial affairs if you become unable to and the Guardianship allows the person to make medical decisions for you when you are unable to make them yourself. Continue reading Power of Attorney and Guradianship
A lot of people don’t have a will as they don’t know where to start or what to do, so I have added an example of a generic will. This does not replace getting advice from a lawyer and is only a copy of what is used in Western Australia, so ensure yours meets the requirements of your country and state. I take no responsibility for the way this form is used or the contents placed therein. One thing I Continue reading Generic will
This is not my normal type of post, but I thought after all the events of the last year it was an important one, so here goes: Most of us will know or have heard of a bucket list. This is a list of things we want to do before we die or colloquially, “kick the bucket”. But do we ever give thought to the mess we leave behind for the people we say we love. The greatest gift you Continue reading Things to do before you die.
For those of you new to my blog, I am 54 and have just recently lost my husband. He was diagnosed with cancer in Oct and died in March although the Drs had given us much longer. He was fit and healthy, still working and neither of us had any idea he was sick, being on my own these last two months after being married for 25years has been the hardest thing to go through, but if I can remind Continue reading Tell them….
It’s been a while since I posted, the reason is that my world fell apart. On the 1st March, my beautiful husband of 25 years passed away. We had been told in Oct that he had Leukemia and would have 2-5 years. So when he only had 5 months we were very unprepared. Fortunatly for him it was a blood clot to the lung that took him out and it was very quick, he was joking with the nurses and Continue reading My World Fell Apart