If your parent, sibling or partner were to pass away unexpectedly tomorrow, would you know what is legally required in terms of handing their death? Did you know that all deaths must be registered within 5 days, including weekend and bank holidays? This is just the first step on the list of things to do when dealing with an individual’s passing.
Once the event has been registered, a certificate of burial or an application for cremation, which ever the case is, must be processed. The certificate of burial must be provided to your funeral director after which you can begin the process of arranging the funeral or cremation. The funeral director should be registered and can help you to plan the funeral and will also be able to assist you how to make payment arrangements.
Bear in mind the updated Covid-19 restrictions which will be applicable at the time and how this will impact on the events of the funeral or the cremation. Scotland, Wales and Norther Ireland will have different restrictions for attending funerals and so these should be noted where applicable.
The UK government offers their “Tell us Once” service which allows a death to be reported to all government departments so as to save further bereavement for the family which could result from on-going reporting of the passing of their loved one. As yet, Ireland does not offer this service.
Other legal requirements include managing tax and benefits and applying for probate Sunbury. Applying for probate Shepperton is what must be done when requesting the legal right to deal with someone’s property, money and possessions, commonly referred to as their ‘estate’. If there is a Will, the grant of probate will be provided and letters of administration will need to be annexed. In the event that the individual concerned did not leave a Will, then letters of administration will be provided.
Lodge Brothers Legal Service is a specialist firm of solicitors who deal with wills, probate and lasting powers of attorney. Clients who require legal services have accessible, affordable legal advice across Middlesex, Surrey and Berkshire.
Probate West Byfleet services are offered at a fixed fee which are tailored to your needs regardless of the type of advice you are looking for. From consultations to ensure that probate paperwork has been completed correctly, to simply submitting the entire probate Walton process to Lodge Brothers Legal Service to handle.
It is common for clients of the firm to express their gratitude for the level of personal service, which is provided as our professional solicitors understand that clients are often going through a difficult emotional period of time, following the death of a beloved person. Lodge Brothers Legal Service are passionate about client care, and endeavour to make the process of providing clients with legal advice infinitely easier avoiding “legalise” language and rather taking a step by step approach to help guide clients through the legal obligations required of them at a most stressful time.