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Dealing with the financial aspects of death of spouse

How to prepare for the death of your spouse:Important documents and account numbers to know. by Art Koff  
In addition to multiple copies of a death certificate you’ll need:
• A copy of your marriage license
• Your spouse’s Social Security number and last statement
• Your spouse’s insurance policy
• The last will & testament
• Durable power of attorney
• Health care agent and living will
• Passwords and logins for online accounts
• Your spouse’s birth certificate
• Your spouse’s military discharge papers and veteran’s benefit statement.
Prepare now and you will save yourself — and your family — a great deal of heartache.
You should be aware of where the important documents you will need are located.
This form for listing personal assetsshould be filled out now.

Source: Financial Planning for Women