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Estate: Steps to take after you lose a loved one

Losing a loved one is devastating and stressful: From planning burial services and notifying family members and friends, to fulfilling the wishes of your loved one and managing their finances, as well as avoiding family squabbles.

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Maine to step into debate over ‘death-with-dignity’ laws

AUGUSTA — A divisive national debate over whether dying patients should have the power to end their own lives will sweep into Maine this week when the Republican-controlled state Senate begins to consider so-called “death-with-dignity” legislation. Sen. Roger Katz’s bill, which the Republican from Augusta says the Senate could take up as early as Monday, […]

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Thoughtful planning can help a loved one deal with holiday loss

When it comes to helping a parent — or close friend — face that first holiday season without a beloved spouse, Vicki Panagotacos, a life transition and grief and loss counselor based in Los Gatos, Calif., suggests talking as early as possible about how the holiday will be observed. “Often the immediate family will agree […]

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