Dealing with loss can be extremely hard. The last thing you feel like doing is dealing with the legalities of your loved ones will and estate. Still, it is important to know your rights as a surviving spouse in the marriage. Different states in the US follow different policies in regards to rights of the surviving spouse. Outlined below are some of the things you need to be aware of in the legal process:
This infogrpahic is courtesy of Clark Skatoff PA.
Updated: April 22, 2015