What to Do After a Loved One Dies
In case of the passing of a loved one, there are various things that you would need to plan and organize. Most of these things would need to be completed immediately after the death, while you may have to deal with the other things over a matter of a few days. If you are not very sure about what to do after a loved one dies, here are some of the things to keep in view:
- One of the very first things you would need to do is to get the death certificates. These have to be obtained from the vital statistics office at the location where the person passed away. You would need to procure multiple copies as original certified documents have to be produced at various places.
- It is also essential that you inform all your family members about the death. While it might not be possible to meet everybody and tell them about it personally, you can make phone calls, or even contact family members over Skype.
- If you feel that you are comfortable with putting this information out on social media, you can post as a Facebook announcement if you have a family page.
- Check whether your loved one has any specific instructions that they have left behind in their Will. For example, if they wanted to donate any organs to science, you would need to follow through on these instructions and ensure that everything is completed as per their desire.
Discuss the funeral arrangements with the rest of your family members and get their ideas and opinions as well. It is also very essential that you check whether the decedent had pre-planned their funeral and the funeral home at which they had made these arrangements.
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