“What Happens If I Am In the Middle of a Divorce and My Spouse Dies?” Short answer: Divorce proceeding ends because the marriage ended at the death of the person. Long answer: There still needs to be decisions about the money, things, property, and children. Now all these decisions are made in probate…
The most well-known estate planning tool, a Last Will & Testament is a legal document which comes into play after you pass away. It outlines who will be given your money, your things, your home and/or other real property.
The Will outlines what happens with your body (burial, cremation). Most Wills also say something about guardianship for your minor children.
Finally, the document will also appoint a person to make sure all these things happen, they are usually called an Executor.