Widowhood Widowhood The loss of a spouse is devastating. Grief makes it hard to think clearly, and there is so much to think about now. Many time, spouses who were not involved in the financial life of the family may not have a clear sense either of the size or the obligations of the estate. There may be a large learning curve at a difficult time. Risk Management Group’s compassionate professionals are here for you as you walk bravely through the morass of legal, accounting, emotional and financial challenges that will take up much of this next year.