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Social Media After Death: How to Close a Google Account

Social Media After Death: How to Close a Google Account
As our portfolio of digital assets grows, many social media websites have created policies on how to close an account of the deceased. Below you will find Google's policy on how to close a Google account of a deceased loved one: Users have a strong and reasonable expectation of privacy and security ...
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Social Media After Death: How to Close A Twitter Account

Social Media After Death: How to Close A Twitter Account
With our digital assets growing with each new online account opened, many social media websites have created policies on how to close an account of the deceased.  Below you will find Twitter's policy on how to close a Twitter account of a deceased user: In the event of the death of ...
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Preparing for the Inevitable

Preparing for the Inevitable
Life is short and sometimes it throws us the unexpected. We all recognize this and then, from time-to-time, we vow to make the most of the time we have. This is especially true when a tragedyhappens so close to home which seems to happen more and more these days. As ...
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Water Scattering: How to Pick the Right Biodegradable Urn

Water Scattering: How to Pick the Right Biodegradable Urn
With cremation becoming so popular, the rise in products to accommodate cremated remains has also expanded. There are standard urns for display in the house or niche at the cemetery, urns designed to be buried, scattering tubes to facilitate scattering, urns that help you turn into a tree, some that are meant to ...
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Burial Pods – How Environmentally Friendly Are They?

Burial Pods – How Environmentally Friendly Are They?
An Op-Ed on the Burial Pods aka Capsula Mundi The appeal of green burials (aka "natural burials") in the USA and Canada, with its values rooted in sustainability and environmental consciousness has gained increased attention in recent years. Of course green burial practices have been in place for centuries and are still ...
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Sympathy Gift Ideas: Going Beyond Flowers

Sympathy Gift Ideas: Going Beyond Flowers
A sympathy gift is a way to communicate with grieving families or individuals that their grief is valid, you are thinking of them, and you care for them. Often times, flowers are sent to a family or funeral, however there are many other gifts you can send that may be more ...
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After the Funeral - What to Do with a Deceased Person's Estate, Assets, and Debts

After the Funeral - What to Do with a Deceased Person's Estate, Assets, and Debts
After the death of a loved one, often family members are barely over their mourning when the letters and notice from creditors and hospitals start pouring in. Families are often left with the question of what to do with the deceased person’s assets and personal property. Often the deceased person ...
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Facebook Introduces the Option of a Legacy Contact

Facebook Introduces the Option of a Legacy Contact
Facebook is a place to share and connect with friends and family. For many of us, it’s also a place to remember and honor those we’ve lost. When a person passes away, their account can become a memorial of their life, friendships and experiences. Facebook has introduced a new feature that ...
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Closing Bank and Financial Accounts After Death

Closing Bank and Financial Accounts After Death
When a death occurs in the family, aside from the emotional turmoil, family members and living loved ones are also faced with the problem of legal issues, especially pertaining to open financial accounts. So how do you close a bank account or a credit card account of someone who has ...
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What Happens to Debt When Someone Dies?

What Happens to Debt When Someone Dies?
Q. What happens with outstanding debt after the death of the borrower? Will spouse, children, parents, or next of kin be responsible for it? A. In short, if the deceased possesses debt after death, it is their estate that is responsible for the payment of creditors. Family and relatives are ...
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