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What progressive social justice organizations should I will my money to?

I'm writing my will, and I'm planning to donate pretty much my entire estate. Places on my radar are: ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and Lambda Legal. I know there are tons of other great organizations out there, but I don't know who they are, so please tell me about them. I am interested in anything progressive/social justice-y.
posted by (Over) Thinking on Jun 14, 2014 - 29 answers

How can I take over a car loan after the death of a relative?

It's okay with the estate, but now I need to deal with the car company. How do I make sure that I can take over the car loan of a dead relative in order to keep the (sentimental) car, keeping in mind bad credit and not enough money to pay it off entirely? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 20, 2014 - 10 answers

What to do with a large number of enormous oil paintings

My partner's father, a professional artist, passed away last year. We are now responsible for his work, including many large paintings (over 7 ft high), along with smaller paintings and works on paper. His father wasn't selling many paintings in recent years, so we don't think there's much of a market for them. He was an art professor for many years and had some nice residencies and reviews throughout his career, but as far as we know, he wasn't working with a gallery or dealer in the last few years. [more inside]
posted by pourtant on Feb 3, 2014 - 14 answers

How do I get where I'm going when I'm through going places?

Death and DIY-filter! My dad, who is older but is not quite elderly or in dire straits with regards to his health, has always expressed a wish to be buried in as natural a way as possible. Think '1920s home burial with family dug grave' instead of 'put me in a biodegradable box made from reclaimed, waste wood fiber next to fifi the cat in a manicured cemetery' and you'll have the gist of what he's thinking. What are the ins and outs of making this happen? Look inside for specifics regarding our family situation/location/skillset... [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on Aug 19, 2013 - 7 answers

What do I need to do to prepare for my own death?

What do I need to do to make sure all my affairs are in order in case I die? I have no kids and don't own property. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 28, 2012 - 19 answers

Needing cold hard facts and logistics for after mom dies.

What happens and what to do when I hear my mom dies 1,500+ miles away. What will the landlord do in the short term? Where does her body go? What happens to the cat? The medical bills? How do I unload fine art? [more inside]
posted by AnOrigamiLife on Jul 27, 2011 - 26 answers

Of Death And Medicare Recovery

My father passed away a few weeks ago - I'm the sole heir and designated executor of his will and it has been not too difficult a process even with my depression (partly because he prepared for it very well but also because he had almost nothing to leave me), but I still have worries... [more inside]
posted by oneswellfoop on Jun 3, 2011 - 18 answers

What happens if owner of vacation rental home passes away?

I rented a lake house vacation home for my family this summer, and found out a few weeks ago that the owner of the house has died. What should I expect to happen? Details below. [more inside]
posted by djaevle on Jan 14, 2011 - 12 answers

How to notify ppl online that you are no longer there?

Found out recently that an online friend had passed away 6 or 7 months ago. His real life relationships did not crossover w/ his online ones. What would be a good system to put in place in case I face a situation like this? [more inside]
posted by beautifulcheese on Mar 8, 2010 - 11 answers

Is setting up a will/trust without spouse consent a bad idea?

Want to set up a will/trust without spouse consent. Is it a bad idea? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 11, 2010 - 19 answers

Fuck death

Both of my wife's parents died. Her dad first in January, now her mom in September. My wife is the oldest child. No will was left. What do we do? [more inside]
posted by Bageena on Nov 18, 2009 - 24 answers

Please help me deal with my father's sudden passing.

My (estranged) father just died. I don't know if he left a will. What are my next steps? [more inside]
posted by haplesschild on Jun 8, 2009 - 18 answers

Estate tax accountant, Estate lawyer or both...or WHAT!? Help!

Estate tax returns in NC. Is this done by an accountant or an Estate Attorney? [more inside]
posted by littleredwagon on Apr 2, 2009 - 8 answers

Surprise ending

I just found out within the last hour that my father has passed away. I am in California and he lived in Missouri. Now what? [more inside]
posted by jvilter on Oct 1, 2008 - 20 answers

How to start taking care of an estate?

My grandfather died, leaving my father as co-executer of his estate. What are the first steps that my father needs to take? [more inside]
posted by Schismatic on Jul 5, 2008 - 6 answers

What to do with clothing that can't be given to Goodwill?

What to do with the clothing of someone who has passed away? Goodwill is not a option. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Nov 21, 2007 - 39 answers

Do you have to make mortgage payments for the deceased?

Someone died. Does her family have to keep paying the mortgage payments? Does interest keep accruing? Can they rent it out during this period? There was no will. (This is in California.) [more inside]
posted by salvia on Jul 22, 2007 - 9 answers

Is it legal (if assholish) to demand reimbursement to attend your mother's death?

WTF filter: My grandmother died in November. My uncle flew out to "help out"; he sifted through the belongings, and shipped a bunch of furniture back to his home in another province. Recently he presented my mom with a "bill" for all the expenses he incurred during the process of attending my grandmother's death, expecting to be paid back out of the estate, even though my grandfather (demented and unaware of everyday reality) is in a care facility, still living on that money. What now? [more inside]
posted by Mrs Hilksom on Mar 5, 2007 - 44 answers

How do I dispose of my father's estate?

I need information and suggestions on dealing with the aftermath of a parent's death, specifically the disposal of house and possessions. [more inside]
posted by languagehat on Dec 28, 2005 - 26 answers

Junior detectives required

How would someone go about finding about the estate and/or will of a relative you just found out died? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 20, 2005 - 4 answers

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