Loss is never easy and whilst grieving is a normal process following a bereavement, it affects people in many different ways. You may feel shock, numbness, anger or feel unable to cope with matters that would normally not be a problem. This is all perfectly natural but having a guide as to what to do and when can assist. On your list should be:
- Contact a Funeral Director even if you do not have the Medical Certificate.
- Make an appointment to register the death as soon as you have the Medical Certificate, usually within 5 days of the death unless the death has been referred to the Coroner.
- Inform anyone you think may need to know for example Home Help, family Doctor, the DWP, employer, Insurance companies, Banks, Pension Companies, Gas, Electricity and telephone suppliers. Using the Registrars “Tell us Once” Service can ease this burden.
At Wrigley Claydon we have a dedicated team of Probate professionals who can guide you through the process. We can help ease some of the strain even in the most straight forward cases and take on the heavy burden of more complex cases.
Our services need not be costly; we can tailor make parts of our Probate package to suit you.