There are a number of things that need to be done within the first five days, sadly these have to be during a time of distress. Some of these matters can be attended to by the relatives or a close friend, others need to be completed by the executor or administrator of the estate.
If someone dies without making a will, they are said to have died ‘intestate’. If this happens, the law sets out who should deal with the deceased’s affairs and who should inherit their estate. A relative may be able take on the duties of sorting out the deceased estate but it is generally best to seek some form of legal advice to ensure that they are complying with the law.
If you wish to have a discussion with one of our funeral arrangers, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We can talk through yours and your loved one’s needs and discuss how we can best celebrate their life.