After a death, there are many legal details to hammer out. While it is not necessary to get a lawyer, it is strongly recommended. A lawyer will make sure all the ‘t’s are crossed and i’s are dotted”. The time following a death of a loved one is extremely emotional, and even the closest family will have disagreements over the most trivial matters. To make sure there is still peace in the family, it is a good idea to let a lawyer figure things out.
Before getting in touch with a lawyer there are several important documents that you need to gather. Those include:
- Bank Books
- Stock Certificates
- Military Discharge Papers
- Social Security Card
- Tax Forms
- Vehicle and Boat Titles
- Insurance Policies
- Anything else you think may be useful or important
Earl L. Watkins felt that the most important aspect of his business was to provide quality professional service. Although times and traditions have changed, our family and staff continue the pledge that quality professional service will be what is expected of us.