Camilla O. McRory, Attorney at Law

Financial Challenges of Recently Widowed Adults

The death of a spouse can result in many overwhelming challenges, including those that involve finances. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Office for Older Americans has gathered information that may be useful, including an overview of financial struggles that widows and widowers face; a step by step guide for managing finances after a spouse dies; how to handle debt collectors; who is responsible for debts; and various benefits for which the surviving spouse may qualify.