It can be a confusing time following a death and difficult to know what you need to do first, especially when you experience it for the first time..
There can be some complex procedures to follow, depending on whether the person died in hospital, at home, a public place or overseas. Where the person has died will also affect the type of documentation that you are given.
There can be a lot of people to inform about the death. For more information on how to let companies and organisations know of the death, please click here.
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- What to do when someone dies in hospital
- What to do when someone dies at home or in a care home
- What to do when someone dies in a public place
- What to do when someone abroad
- Step by step checklist of what to do after someone has died
- Letting people know - how to inform family and friends
- How to look for important paperwork
- Coping with the media
- What to if you are the executor but not the next of kin
- Bereavement services (statutory, commercial and voluntary services)
- Registering a death and arranging a funeral (including important people to contact)
- Who to inform when someone dies (financial organisations, utilities, government bodies, etc.)
- Managing the estate administration and Probate