In First Joint Book Effort, ABA and AARP Publish Practical Guide for Family Survivors

The ABA joins the AARP to publish a book for the survivors of deceased loved ones.

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This comprehensive yet straightforward book is intended to help family members deal with the myriad of financial and legal matters that are essential to manage when a family member dies.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 10, 2014

The American Bar Association is joining forces with AARP to publish a book for the survivors of deceased loved ones, the first co-publishing venture by the leading national organizations in the law and in the advancement of issues for people 50+.

“ABA/AARP Checklist for Family Survivors: A Guide to Practical and Legal Matters When Someone You Love Dies” serves as a one-stop resource for family members when a loved one dies, helping them to assemble the important documents that they need and listing the steps to take during a stressful and emotional time.

Written by Washington, D.C.-area AARP lawyer and former ABA staff lawyer Sally Hurme, the “Checklist for Family Survivors” guides readers through:

  • Creating a simple system to organize investments, assets and estate planning information.
  • Keeping letters and forms updated.
  • Gathering key information in either paper or electronic form.
  • Getting organized in financial and legal matters.
  • Assembling a team and working with key advisers to handle everything in confidence.
  • Taking responsibility in an especially difficult situation.

This comprehensive yet straightforward book is intended to help family members deal with the myriad of financial and legal matters that are essential to manage when a family member dies. The book consists of easy-to-read checklists and forms that the reader is able to fill in and offers a convenient CD-ROM containing the documents in electronic format.

Together, both organizations will jointly market the book to AARP’s more than 37 million members and the ABA’s nearly 400,000 members. The book is a companion volume to Hurme’s 2011 book, “ABA Checklist for Family Heirs,” which was published solely by the ABA.

Title: "ABA/AARP Checklist for Family Survivors”
Publisher:    ABA and AARP
Pages: 272
Product Code:    5460211
ISBN: 978-1-62722-282-2
Size: 6x9
Binding: Soft cover with CD
Price: $19.95

Orders: Order the book at http://www.shopaba.org/familysurvivors or call 800-285-2221

Editor’s note: Author interviews and review copies are available by sending an email to Laura Vecchia at laura.vecchia@americanbar.org. If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy for our files to Laura Vecchia, c/o ABA Publishing, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.

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