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Practical Advice When Someone Dies

When a person dies, it can be helpful to know what will happen following the death. Our practical advice is designed to help you understand what happens after someone dies, who to inform, how to register the death, the grieving process and how to get help with bereavement counselling. If you need any more guidance at all, please do not hesitate to contact our caring and approachable team.

How to Register a Death

Information or how to register a death at home or abroad.

Who Should You Inform?

Checklist of people to inform including personal, professional, and financial contacts.

Help with Grieving

Advice on the grieving process and how to access our SAIF Care bereavement counselling service.

Our fully trained and experienced staff are here to offer you support when you need it. With our guidance and advice, we aim to make the process as stress-free as possible. If you need further advice not listed on our website, then please contact us and we will be happy to help answer any queries you may have.

You will need to be in possession of a Certificate for Cremation for Burial or Cremation (also known as a ‘green form’) before the funeral ceremony can take place. The Registry Office will issue this when you register the death, along with a Death Certificate.

No. As long as you have a Medical Cause of Death form, you can instruct our services while you are waiting for the green form and Death Certificate.

You have the option to request an unattended funeral, which is the most affordable option. This service does not include an attended ceremony. We can arrange unattended burials or cremations.

If a person dies with no traceable next of kin, the local council will arrange a public health funeral. This will be an unattended service.

If the person has not left a will, the rules of intestacy will apply. The estate will fall to the next of kin, however there are certain intestacy rules on who can and cannot inherit the estate. If no family can be traced, the estate is passed to The Crown. Click here to find out who may be in line for inheritance when a will has not been left.

Contact Morgan T. Vowles Funeral Directors for More Advice

If you need more practical advice following a death, please contact us. Our supportive and caring staff are here to help.

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