Death and wills

When someone dies there are many decisions and arrangements to make. These can be difficult in a time of grief.

Find out what you need to do after someone has died, including who to inform and how to arrange the funeral. You can also find help with what to do about the person’s financial affairs and their will.

This content applies to England

Information on registering a death, arranging a funeral, dealing with property and organisations which can provide further help and counselling.

Information on the role of the executor or administrator in dealing with the estate of a deceased person.

Information about making a will, free will-writing services and how to change, challenge or destroy a will.

Information on who can and cannot inherit if someone dies without making a will. Covers married couples, civil partners, children and other relatives.