Honoring End-of-Life Wishes

There are many things to think about both immediately before and immediately after a loved one’s passing. One of the most important matters to consider is honoring the wishes they had for the end of their life. These wishes may be made clear in a will or advanced directive, or they may need some figuring […]

How to get a Legal Pronouncement of Death

What is the difference between a legal pronouncement of death and a death certificate? While a death certificate is an official record of the event of someone’s death, a legal pronouncement of death (LPD) declares the death itself. When you hear of someone being “pronounced dead” at the scene of an accident, for example, this […]

How to plan a wake

The need to plan a wake emerges during one of life’s most difficult moments. Because you will likely face numerous emotional and practical obstacles while you are arranging a wake, it is important to move through the planning process one step at a time and to keep in the back of your mind the happy […]