There are 3 things you must do in the first few days after someone dies:
You may be able to use the Governments “Tell Us Once” service to report a death to most government organisations in one go. You don’t need to deal with the will, money and property straight away.
As a result of both personal and professional experience, we understand the issues of bereavement. It is a very difficult time for all those that are close to the deceased. There is shock, grief and much sadness and it is generally a very emotional time.
In addition to coming to terms with your loss, the executors or personal representatives have the responsibility of administering the estate of their loved one. Family members may wish to take on this responsibility because they wish to save money, they feel their loved ones’ affairs are simple and out of duty by being trusted as the deceased’s executor. This can be a daunting task, particularly to those who have little knowledge of the probate procedure.
You also need to avoid frictions between family members and other interested parties. Our efficient way of administering estates would be far more advantageous to the current and next generation of beneficiaries.