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When Someone Dies: The Practical Guide to the Logistics of Death

When Someone Dies: The Practical Guide to the Logistics of Death - Scott Taylor Smith, Michael Castleman If you are looking for sensitive guidance on the grieving process, this is not the right book for you. If you want blunt advice on what to do with the body of the decedent and how to close out his or her financial interests, on the other hand, this is an excellent place to start. Four stars instead of five because its brevity means it focuses on common scenarios and the only real advice it has for the complex situation I'm dealing with is "consult a lawyer." But no book can be all things to all people.

If you're reading this review and thinking, "That sounds like a useful book some day, but I don't need it now," it is probably an excellent time for you to read this book. Someone close to you will, eventually, die. Wouldn't you rather be prepared than trying to learn things at the same time you're processing your grief?

The last chapter also provides an overview on how to structure your affairs to make life easier for your executors and beneficiaries and save them from whatever headache has driven you to read this book.