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Resources for Planning, Preparing, and Managing when Someone Dies
Every year over 2 million American families face the question “what to do when somebody dies”. Most lack a clear idea of what to do when a loved one passes. Feelings of being overwhelmed are common around the time of death of a friend or family member. Fortunately, Little Law Office is ready to assist when you need a checklist, professional support, and organizational tools to help do the right things when someone dies. Based on research with 1100 families who faced the situation of “somebody close dying”, this resource saves time, grief and money.

What to do when someone dies

What can MyEstateManager™ do for you?
Simplify “life transition” with an easy roadmap detailing what to do and when.


  • Find pre-screened, local, trusted service advisors before, during and after a death.
  • Organize and collect personal information via a forms library.
  • Enable communication and collaboration with other family members.
  • Share lessons from 1100 families who learned the hard way “what to do when someone dies”

Carla Little, of Little Law Office, makes it easier for families by providing a complementary online step-by-step process describing what to do before, during, and after the time when somebody dies. To start, click below.

Where to turn when someone dies?
The online estate management and preparedness tool provided by Little Law Office and Carla Little can facilitate the transition when someone dies. It’s an easy unique web-based solution offering a step-by-step guide and secure online checklist. This resource what to expect when someone dies and how to get immediate support and advice from trusted service members such as estate tax and legacy planning professionals, as well as grief counselors, funeral homes, elder care attorneys, and much more.

How to plan and prepare for the time when someone dies?
Now is the best time to plan for your own passing or that of a loved one. Our comprehensive resource walks through the steps, including topics such as how to reduce or avoid probate, understand the funeral rule, to how to communicate your wishes regarding dependents, key assets such as prized collections, and pets. Planning helps avoid problems that can occur, especially when someone dies unexpectedly. Some of the practical insights provided by the resource provided by Carla Little of Little Law Office include:

  • Estate tax planning
  • Building your legacy plan
  • Investment and money management
  • Retirement planning
  • Life insurance
  • Charity giving and philanthropy
  • Wills and trusts

This online resource leaves no stone unturned. Checklists are made and recorded; professional advisors needed to administer the complexities of estate administration are identified and documented. Funeral plans are created using helpful guidelines and appropriate ways to pass on information are documented. This important tool is yet another way Little Law Office delivers service that exceeds expectations.
Frequently asked questions related to “What to do when someone dies”
When someone dies, we often hear similar questions from clients.

Q: Are there online resources to help create a checklist in the event I die or somebody in my family dies?
A: Our free online resource provides a password-protected account, complete with a personal checklist –automatically updating your status on each of the steps one must go through when someone dies. This information can then be shared with trusted family and friends in a collaborative “social networking” way.

Q: When someone dies, who can provide immediate assistance regarding financial issues?
A: Carla Little of Little Law Office is prepared to offer you advice and support through the entire process – from estate planning, wills, and trusts; to support during the time of loss, to financial advice after someone dies and to an executor who has to administer the estate.

Q: If I lose a loved one and have an inheritance, who can provide assistance regarding philanthropy and charity giving?
A: Carla Little of Little Law Office and her network of trusted referral partners can help with your goals of maximizing philanthropy and charitable giving while minimizing your estate and inheritance taxes.

Q: Do you know of trusted resources to help me with things such as estate tax planning, life insurance retirement planning, and pensions?
A: In addition to the services of Little Law Office , there is a directory of providers in categories such as Estate Attorneys/Lawyers, Accountants and CPAs, Financial Advisors, Hospices, Funeral Homes, as well as more details about referral partners recommended by Carla Little .

Q: I am not sure what to do when someone passes away, can you help recommend a planning resource for me?
A: The step-by-step process of the MyEstateManager™ tool incorporates an itemized checklist of steps to take in estate planning, preparation of wills and advanced medical directives, and the estate administration processes associated with avoiding probate to name a few.

Q: Is it possible to avoid probate?
A: Yes, in many cases reducing or avoiding probate all together can be achieved by doing the right things before or during the time when someone dies. A good estate attorney can minimize the cost of probate immediately after the time when someone dies.

Q: What is the funeral rule?
A: This rule, which is further explained in our online guide, will help reduce the cost of a funeral when someone dies.

Q: Who do I turn to for questions regarding Medicare, social security, and/or Medicaid?
A: Carla Little, of Little Law Office, is skilled and experiencedin these areas, from elder care attorneys, to senior service providers, to long-term care providers that will be covered by Medicare, social security, and/or Medicaid.

Q: What is legacy planning?
A: This is a process of identifying how you would like to be remembered, organizing and assigning ownership to memorabilia, establishing philanthropic and charitable objectives, and documenting and recording one’s wishes. A legacy plan can also address one’s desires for long term care and hospice.

Q: Who can help with investment management?
A: Investments are typically managed in conjunction with financial advisors, accountants, and CPAs. It can often be combined with retirement planning, money management, and business succession planning, depending upon the needs of the client.

Our online step-by-step estate planning, preparedness, and estate administration tool can answer these questions, and many others. Whether an unexpected death occurs or you had the opportunity to share your loved one’s final moments, our collaborative internet-based tool available 24×7 can help with the life-changing events when someone dies. As you will see, these resources cover a variety of topics to help plan ahead and become as prepared as possible to handle the difficult time when someone you love dies and family, friends, and business associates face a life transition.

Contact Carla Little today.

What to do when someone dies