Helpful Information

The death of a loved one is always emotionally painful, but it can also be complicated. You may have questions about traditions, legalities and procedures during this time of loss and mourning. There are many agencies and organizations that routinely work with friends and family members of the deceased. The resources listed below may help guide you through the difficult process of what to do and where to turn after a loved one passes away.

What to Do When Someone Dies

Funeral Arrangements

  • Affordable Funeral Services – Funeral Consumers Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting a consumer's right to choose a meaningful, dignified, affordable funeral.
  • Shopping for Funeral Services – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is an arm of the U.S. government that offers a guide to "Shopping for Funeral Services."

Loss and Grief

Veterans and Military Personnel

Government Notifications and Taxes