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When a loved one dies, there may be many loose ends. Among them: bills. What happens to a person's debt when they die?

In most cases, the deceased loved one's estate is responsible for resolving debts. This article covers some common situations, but please speak with an attorney for specific guidance related to any bills or debts your loved one may have left behind.

If you’re dealing with debt after the death of a loved one, or you’re planning ahead so your loved ones will know how to resolve your debts after your death, here are some things to consider.

What Affects Funeral and Cremation Costs?

There are hundreds of decisions that must be made when planning a funeral, cremation or memorial service, and making funeral arrangements can often seem confusing or overwhelming. Because there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to planning a funeral or memorial service, there are different costs and expenses to consider. Learn what to expect and get your free Guide to Understanding Funeral and Cremation Costs today.

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Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things many of us will ever face. Dealing with death is difficult, and grief can sometimes be overwhelming. Each person grieves in his or her unique way, and determining the best way to show your support to someone who is grieving can be tough. What’s the best way to convey your sincere sympathy? How can you show you care in a meaningful, appropriate and comforting way?

There are all kinds of ways to show that you care. Sympathy cards, condolence messages, flowers or plants, food and small gifts are a few ways to express support. Attending a funeral or memorial service to offer condolences in person is another meaningful action.

If you need assistance finding an appropriate gift or crafting the right words, your Dignity Memorial® professionals can help. We’ve put together a list of resources to help you choose the best way to show your sympathy and support.