The loss of your husband is perhaps one of the most devastating events of your life. It will cause a wash of emotions and sadness make you feel incapable of dealing with simple matters. You find yourself bombarded with a massive amount of serious financial decisions that will impact the rest of your life as a Widow. Especially if you did not play an active role in the household finances.
It’s important that you do not rush to make a rash financial decision but rather learn as much as you can about your financial affairs. Contact your trusted financial advisor and tax consultant and begin to sort through the best financial decisions for your future. Be sure to ask for emotional support from family and friends. Below is a checklist to help guide you through some of the steps you will need to take promptly as a Widow.