Who else must I inform?
Get help to contact wider family and friends. Tell private pension providers, banks, building societies, credit-card providers, employers, mortgage providers, social services, utility companies, GPs, dentists and anyone such as magazines or charities receiving regular payments. The bereavement register can stop the deceased’s post. You might want to close social-media accounts. Medical staff can collect medicines no longer needed.
Wills and estate: what next?
If a person has left a will, it should specify what happens to their estate and name ‘executors’ to carry out the wishes of the deceased. If there’s no will, next of kin can apply for the legal right to manage the estate , access bank accounts and so on. Through the will, the estate is distributed to beneficiaries and any debts paid off.
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