Resources for Families Who Lost a Loved One

If you recently lost a loved one in an accident, we offer our deepest condolences. No one is ever prepared to face this sort of tragedy.

Through the years, our firm has stood beside many other North Carolina families facing the same nightmare that now confronts you.

The following are some resources that they have found helpful:

Counseling Options

  1. Grief Share
    “It hurts to lose someone” – that’s Grief Share’s motto. They specialize in bereavement counseling and have group sessions nationwide to help you through the grieving process. Find a group here.
  2. Bereavement Counseling for Families of Veterans
    If you’re a parent, spouse, or child of an Armed Forces personnel, the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) has bereavement counseling options for you.For more information contact their Readjustment Counseling Service at 202-461-6530 or email them at

Wills & Estate Distribution in North Carolina

  1. How Estates Are Distributed in NC
    Do you need to know how to carry out your loved one’s will? This pamphlet is filled with helpful information to simplify the process.
  2. Answers to FAQ’s About Wills & Estates in NC
    Wills/estate distribution is a confusing process. Here you’ll find the North Carolina Court System’s answers to the most frequently asked questions.
  3. What Happens if There’s No Will?
    If you are in a no-will situation, this handbook may be able to help you sort through the confusion.

Survivors Benefits (Benefits for Family Members)

  1. Social Security Survivors Benefits
    Was your loved one a breadwinner? If so, you may qualify for help through this program and this 12-page book can help.
  2. Federal Benefits for Families of Veterans
    Was your loved one a veteran? This page of the Department of Affairs details the federal programs that are available to families of veterans after their loss.

If you plan to file an insurance claim, please be aware that there are timeframes for every type of claim and insurance companies may already have their lawyers and adjusters working against you.

We understand that calling for legal advice may be the last thing on your mind right now, but when so much is at stake, we encourage you to seek advice from an experienced attorney when you are able.

If you have any questions, or we can be of any assistance whatsoever, please contact us at 1-866-900-7078.