What to do when someone dies
When someone close to you dies, it can be difficult working out what to do and in what order - especially if it's the first time you've had to deal with a death.
Alternatively, you can click straight through to specific topics on the links below.
Checking for important paperwork
Here you'll find a list of the paperwork that you might need to find following a bereavement.
Registering a death
Who you need to contact and what you need to do.
The coroner and post mortem examinations
Understanding the role of the coroner and the different types of post mortem examinations.
Planning a funeral
What you need to consider and the options available.
When is probate needed?
If the deceased leaves more than £5,000 in their sole name, it is almost always necessary to go through probate.
Click here to find out more about the different processes involved.