Dealing with the loss of a loved one can be difficult and traumatic. The last thing anyone wants to do at such a time is think about the legal and financial complexities that arise in these situations. As a surviving spouse, you are entitled to certain rights. Knowing these rights is especially necessary so that you are able to appropriately deal with any legal consequences that may come up. The rights of the surviving spouse differ depending on the state you are in. The infographic below outlines the basic details in terms of surviving spouse rights, and will help give you a brief overview of your rights, enabling you to proceed in the right direction. Make sure to contact your attorney with further questions.
Infographic courtesy of Clark Skatoff PA