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Death and wills

When someone dies there are many decisions and arrangements to make. These can be difficult in a time of grief.

Find out what you need to do after someone has died, including who to inform and how to arrange the funeral. You can also find help with what to do about the person’s financial affairs and their will.

What to do after a death

Information on registering a death, arranging a funeral, dealing with property and organisations which can provide further help and counselling.

Dealing with the financial affairs of someone who has died

Information on the role of the executor or administrator in dealing with the estate of a deceased person.


Information about making a will, free will-writing services and how to change, challenge or destroy a will.

Who can inherit if there is no will – the rules of intestacy

Information on who can and cannot inherit if someone dies without making a will. Covers married couples, civil partners, children and other relatives.

What to do if someone dies abroad

Who to contact if someone dies abroad, registering the death and making funeral arrangements including covering the costs, and whether you can claim on travel insurance.