Dealing with bereavement is never easy. As well as the impact of loss and emotional upheaval, there is a complex process to go through, involving registration, funeral arrangements, burial procedures, probate, tax, financial affairs and administration. This fully revised edition of "What to Do When Someone Dies" makes dealing with the formalities as straightforward and simple as possible. By presenting different options in a clear and logical manner, it allows you to make your own choices rather than being swept along by events. It also advises on how long each stage takes, practical considerations you may encounter and the expenses you are likely to incur. Recognising that people are different, and that what is desirable for some may not be suitable for others, "What to Do When Someone Dies" provides a range of alternatives to traditional funeral services. The requirements of different religions are detailed as well as less formal arrangements to mark the end of life. This new edition provides the latest information on arranging a cremation and legislative changes to death certificates.
It is also packed with advice on: how to register a death; notifying relevant parties; making funeral arrangements; applying for probate; and, sorting out tax, property and other financial matters.