Many times, a deceased family member could have owned and/or operated a business on a property on which years, if not decades, later contamination is discovered. Frequently, not only are the living family members subject to a lawsuit to cleanup the contamination, but also the estate of the deceased, former corporations owned by the deceased and even trusts that the deceased may have formed. Unfortunately, in many instances, the estate, trust, former corporation and/or other related entities can be sued even if the person is no longer living. This can prove to be a complex challenge for the surviving family members to try to negotiate the complexities of estate law, environmental law and also finding the historical insurance policies of the deceased family member.