How and where someone dies can affect the next step that should be taken.
Depending on whether someone dies at home, in hospital in a different country or passes away suddenly can affect the procedure which should be followed.
Before a funeral service can take place certain legal requirements must be fulfilled.
In most cases the registering of a death should take place prior to the funeral service.
Where possible a relative of the deceased should register the death. If no relative is available then registration may be performed by any person present at the death, the occupier of the premises where the death took place, or the person who is taking responsibility for arranging the funeral.
Ideally, the person who makes the funeral arrangements should be the next of kin of the deceased.
In preparation for making funeral arrangements there are a number of questions that A & A Walters will need answering.
To help prepare you we have put together a series of the questions we are likely to ask.
WHAT TO DO WHEN SOMEONE DIES
REGISTERING A DEATH
ARRANGING A FUNERAL