When Someone Dies

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Chapter 1: As Death Approaches
• Who's in charge before the death?
• Does the person have an advance medical directive, also called a durable power of attorney for health care?
• If the person prepared an advance directive/durable power of attorney for health care...
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Scott Smith on "Forum" with Michael Krasny

10/28/2013 | News

Buying a coffin, organizing a memorial, making sense of estate taxes -- these are only a few of the chores one is tasked with when a loved one dies. We'll talk to Scott Taylor Smith, author of "When Someone Dies: The Practical Guide to the Logistics of Death," along with trusts and estates lawyer Jim Mitchell, about death's logistical to-dos.

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Host: Michael Krasny


  • Jim Mitchell, partner at the law firm of Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass in San Francisco
  • Scott Taylor Smith, lawyer, venture capitalist, and author of "When Someone Dies: The Practical Guide to the Logistics of Death"

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