What to do When Someone Dies

This free downloadable ebook has been put together as a guide to help you understand what you need to do following a death.

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What to do when someone dies book

Revised and updated for 2022

What the book covers

When someone close to you dies you have a number of legal responsibilities. Managing these responsibilities can be daunting, especially at such an emotionally difficult time.

Here you’ll find almost all the information you’ll need during the first weeks and months.

Your first priorities

There are a lot of practical things that need to be done. There isn’t a set order to do them in, but most will need to be sorted out within the first few days.

How to deal with the Will

Our guide explains all the legal documentation you’ll need to deal with the Will of the person who died.

How to register the death

All deaths need to be officially recorded on the register of births, deaths and marriages. This has to be done within a certain time frame. Our guide explains the procedure for you.

How to get probate

Learn about how to get a grant of probate, or, if there isn’t a Will, learn about how you can be issued with a document called a Grant of Administration.

Rachel Roche

About the author

Rachel Roche is a specialist private client solicitor with a great deal of experience in supporting families who are caring for elderly relatives. Along with the Roche Legal team, Rachel provides carers with expert guidance on the sensitive issues the come up during this time, including planning their relative’s future and managing their estate.

These are often very complex issues and Rachel and her team are well versed in providing practical solutions and demystifying legal jargon.

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What to do When Someone Dies has been put together to help you understand your legal rights and responsibilities when a loved one passes away.

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