There is nothing more devastating than the loss of a spouse. No matter how well a couple prepares for this eventuality, losing one’s husband or wife is a terrible shock and often requires years of adjustment.

Emotional issues aside, a spouse’s death sparks a flurry of unfamiliar financial issues that can exacerbate the stress and sadness related to the loss. And that makes the grieving process profoundly difficult.

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