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What are the first steps I should take after a loved one passes away?
The first step is to determine whether or not the deceased person had a will. If there is a valid will, then the person named in the will as the executor or the person who is in possession of the will must file it with the Probate Court of the county of domicile. If there is no will, then the usual procedure is to have an administrator (also called a personal representative) appointed to take care of the decedent’s estate. Whether or not there is a will, if a spouse or minor children survive the decedent, they may want to consider whether to file for a Year’s Support.

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