When someone dies it can be a very difficult and confusing time and you cannot be expected to do everything right away.

However, in the first five days, it is important that you do the following:

  • notify the deceased’s family Doctor
  • contact a Funeral Director to commence funeral arrangements (you will need to check any Will for any special requests or Pre-Paid Funeral arrangements which may have already been made)
  • register the death at The Registry Office
  • advise any departments who may have been making payments to the deceased, such as Tax Credits, benefits, pensions etc.

As soon as possible thereafter:

  • contact the Executors of any Will to enable them to start the process of obtaining Probate
  • if there is no Will the you should decide who will apply to sort out the deceased’s affairs and apply for Letters of Administration

Before appointing friends or relatives as the Executors of your Will, please take the time to read through some of the reasons why you may wish to reconsider your decision.
Many people choose relatives or close friends as their Executors but being an Executor can be a difficult and time consuming job and has to be carried out at a time when they may not feel up to the task.

Simply click the “Protect Your Assets” button, complete the form and we will be in touch with you to understand your requirements.

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