So, I've been thinking about (finally) doing our will, power of attorney, setting up trusts for the kids ..... all of that stuff we do just in case both parents die at the same time and someone needs to step in for the kids.
I'm trying not to be super morbid and I think the chances of both dh and I ending up simultaneously dead or incapacitated is quite low, but I think it would make me feel good if I got everything ready just in case that happened.
I am going to set up an appointment with an attorney this fall to get all of the living trust/will stuff done, but I'm looking at my filing cabinets, fireproof safe, etc., and wondering how anyone would go about finding things and figuring out the estate/house/vehicles, etc., if both dh and I were to die suddenly.
I am pretty well-organized, and everything is labeled -- but I sort of want to have an "in one place" list of everything someone needs to know.
For example, where are all of my bank accounts? Where are our life insurance policies? What sort of property/retirement accounts/stuff do we have that we would leave the kids? Where is the key to our fireproof safe, where we store the documents? ....all of that kind of stuff.
I am making a list of all of the important data, but I would love to know if anyone has any good ideas about this? What sorts of things do you need to know when someone dies?