The death of a spouse is difficult and stressful for the survivor. A person who loses a spouse has to deal with the emotional and financial aftermath of having to resolve the deceased's estate. Each partner should have a well-drafted will that clarifies issues such as guardianship and how property will be distributed. The complexities of estate planning make it important to rely on experts for help. Estate planning attorneys, accountants, and financial advisors are invaluable resources who can help ensure the estate planning process runs smoothly. For assistance with estate planning, contact the Criss & Rousseau Law Firm.