preparing the funeral

Legal Terminology Associated with Death Care

When a loved one dies a facet of the death care that follows is to handle any legal requirements and requests. A few legal situations that can arise involve preparing the funeral, insurance policies and probate. You may be exposed to quite a bit of unfamiliar terms during this time. To help you prepare for this eventuality, the R.W. Baker team has put together some common vocabulary and phrases you may encounter while handling legal matters.


The individual that will receive proceeds of a legal will or life insurance policy.