When it comes to death of some one very close to you, there are lots of different responsibilities that you need to discharge. Here are some of them

Your Immediate Responsibilities

  • You need to make sure that the family doctor is being notified immediately
  • In case of an unexpected death, make sure to request an ambulance
  • The paramedics will be able to investigate and let you know whether there is any need for the police to get involved. However, if you think that the death was occurred due to unnatural causes get in touch with the police immediately
  • Get in touch with the funeral director to make proper arrangements
  • Make sure that to register the death within five days at the local registry office

Responsibilities to discharge within 2 weeks after a death

  • You need to Locate the will: This is the most important aspect that needs to be taken care of. You must run an extensive search in order to locate the will. The will that you have found might not be a valid one, if a newer will was created. Therefore, you need to look at every possible corner to make sure that you got hold of the right document. You can get in touch with us for making proper professional enquiries
  • Get Legal Advice: Once you got hold of the original will, it is important to seek legal assistance as there are different types of formalities and procedures that need to be carried out
  • Ascertaining Assets and Liabilities Details is Important: This is a very important aspect that needs to be taken into consideration. You need to run a thorough check on the assets and liabilities of the deceased. Make sure if he had any mortgage loan unpaid or there are any dues on his credits cards. Go through his bank account details in order to figure out his current balance. You can get in touch with us for assistance
  • Identification: It is very important to have proper identification documents of the deceased. His driving license, passport or any other valid documents.
  • The Building Insurers need to be notified: Make sure that the building insurers are being notified if the deceased owned a flat or a house. It is important to make sure that the insurance is not invalidated
  • Identify the items that were left behind: As per the will, the items that were left behind for different individuals need to be identified. If there are any items that needs to be removed or safeguarded, make sure that it is done
  • Securing the Estate is Important: It is important to make sure that the property of the deceased is secured. Change the locks if necessary. Besides, you also need to make sure that
  • Relevant parties are being informed
  • The employer of the deceased needs to be informed
  • Figure out the duties of the executer of the will

Our Probate Lawyers can be Helpful

If you think that you would require professional help for carrying out these entire procedures, in that case, our probate lawyers and accountants can prove to be a great help. You can get in touch with us on 0845 034 7344 and contact us via online contact form