This Wall Street Journal (wsj.com) article from a couple of weeks ago is addressed to adult children but lots of the info applies to spouses and siblings as well. The many tasks that come with losing a parent are detailed — sifting through belongings, taking care of financial matters, doling out heirlooms, and documenting tax deductions if items are donated to charities.
Here’s a link to the full article: (there may be a charge to read it)
Wall Street Journal
The Pearls Are Mine!
By Kelly Greene
February 4, 2012