The death of a spouse is always traumatic. In that time of loss, the surviving family members are often at a loss as to what needs to be done. Whether you and your spouse had a living trust, a will, or some other estate planning tool, there are some initial things that will need your attention. This article will help you become familiar with some common estate issues that arise following the death of a spouse.
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Gerald Dorn is a shareholder and has been a partner at Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Since 1998. Mr. Dorn has extensive experience serving wealthy families and business owners in the development of estate, tax and asset protection planning strategies. He made the decision to focus his practice in the area of estate planning after witnessing the personal grief and financial loss suffered by several of his clients as a result of poor planning. These experiences motivated him to dedicate his professional life to assisting his clients to preserve their life’s work for their heirs and to create a lasting legacy for those they love. Mr. Dorn is able to accomplish his mission through the use of a vast number of estate planning tools, both basic and advanced, for all of his clients at Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd.