We have had a lot of people ask us what to do as soon as they loose a loved one. People are unsure of how to go about dealing with aftermath of loosing someone.
We have made a list of what to do when a death occurs. You will find all of the information below.
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If death occurs:
1. Get a legal pronouncement of death. If no doctor is present, you’ll need to contact someone to do this:
3. Notify the person’s doctor or the county coroner.
4. Notify close family and friends. (Ask someone else to contact other friends and family.)
5. Handle care of dependents and pets.
6. Call the person’s employer, if he or she was working. Request info about benefits and any pay due. Ask whether there was a life-insurance policy through the company
Within a few days after death
7. Arrange for funeral and burial or cremation. Search the person’s documents to find out whether there was a prepaid burial plan. Ask a friend or family member to go with you to the mortuary. Prepare an obituary.
8. If the person was in the military or belonged to a fraternal or religious group, contact that organization. It may have burial benefits or conduct funeral services.
9. Ask a friend or relative to keep an eye on the person’s home, answer the phone, collect mail, throw food out, and water plants.
Up to 10 days after death
10. Obtain death certificates (usually from the funeral home). Get multiple copies; you’ll need them for financial institutions, government agencies, and insurers.
11. Take the will to the appropriate county or city office to have it accepted for probate.
12. If necessary, the estate’s executor should open a bank account for the deceased’s estate.
*Content provided by consumer reports.org