Jason Ropchan

Jason Ropchan is the Founder and CEO of Your Tribute, an online resource for Funeral and Grief information and products. He has more than 15 years experience in the funeral industry developing and marketing funeral technology. He has worked with thousands of funeral homes worldwide to help them provide online memorials and video tributes to their families.

Families can use Your Tribute to create an online memorial to commemorate the life of a departed love one. Use the memorial to share his or her story, add photos and videos, leave condolences and memorials, and then invite friends and family to do the same. Your Tribute also provides users with hundreds of Funeral and Grief articles to help plan or attend a funeral, and recover from the grief of losing a loved one.

In 2004 Jason Ropchan founded Timeless Tributes, a video software program designed specifically for funeral homes. The software let funeral directors quickly and easily create professional Video Tributes for their families. The video was displayed during the funeral service and provided to the family as a keepsake. Timeless Tributes has been used by more than two thousand funeral homes to create more than half a million tribute videos.

6 Mistakes That Can Invalidate Your Will No Comments

For many people, writing a will is an emotional task, one that they just want to get done as quickly as possible so they can get back to the important business of living. Determining who should receive your assets after your death is just as important though, but all too often, people make mistakes that invalidate…

Surviving Spouse Rights in USA (Infographic) No Comments

Dealing with loss can be extremely hard. The last thing you feel like doing is dealing with the legalities of your loved ones will and estate. Still, it is important to know your rights as a surviving spouse in the marriage. Different states in the US follow different policies in regards to rights of the surviving spouse…

10 Initial Tasks to Do After Someone Dies No Comments

When a loved one dies, you may find yourself with the responsibility of taking care of their estate. The days following the death of your loved one will be busy. It is natural to feel overwhelmed by the process of putting your loved one’s affairs in order. Typically, the following list will need to be completed within a week of your loved one’s death. You will need to obtain an original copy…

Documents Needed After a Loved One Passes No Comments

When a loved one passes, you may find yourself tasked with the duty of gathering all of the decedent’s important documents. These papers will give the family and the estate attorney the information that is necessary to put the decedent’s final affairs in order. If probate or trust settlement occurs, these documents will be required. Typically, copies of the documents…

How to Administer and Distribute an Estate No Comments

Your loved one has passed away and you have been named as an executor or administrator. Do you know your responsibilities? In general, you are responsible for ensuring that the debts and assets of the estate are distributed and managed. To do this, you will look to your loved one’s Last Will and Testament as well as local, state and federal laws…

Tax and Insurance Considerations After a Death No Comments

When you are tasked with settling someone else’s estate, you are in for a world of paperwork and bureaucracy. It should not be this way after death, and you should not have to handle such mundane tasks while you are grieving, but it is a matter of legalities. When you know the steps to follow, the process of settling someone’s estate because much less overwhelming…

Grief Triggers: Coping with Reminders After a Loss No Comments

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Moving Forward After a Death No Comments

When you experience the death of a loved one, you feel as though a part of you is gone as well. You feel bereft and alone straight to your core. Trying to move on from such a staggering loss is never easy. The rate at which you are able to move on will differ from the length of time it takes another friend or family member. When you allow yourself to grieve in stages…