Coping with bereavement
Losing someone close to you is always traumatic - and it can be very difficult to focus on practical issues when you are grieving. Here are some links to advice and information to guide you through this difficult time.
After a death - what you should do
What to do after a death
Useful information from the Citizens Advice Bureau.
What to do after someone dies
Information about your rights and responsibilities from Directgov.
Registering a death
This is a legal requirement within five days of a death. Find out how and where you should register.
Wills and legal issues
Information supplied by Citizens Advice Bureau.
Factsheet about dealing with someone's estate.
Find a solicitor
Search for a solicitor using the Law Society website.
Advice on Legal Aid
What it is and how you qualify from the Law Society.
The probate service
Find out how to obtain copies of wills and grants of probate.
Information about bereavement payment, bereavement allowance and widowed parents' allowance.
Forms and information from the Inland Revenue.
How do I settle the deceased tax affairs up to the date of death?
Advice from the Inland Revenue.
Veterans Agency Welfare services
Information for war widows or widowers.
Find an independent financial advisor
Use the postcode search to find financial advice in your area.
Local bereavement groups
Find support in your area.
National support group for the widowed and young
The Child Bereavement Charity
Helping families to cope with grief.
For confidential emotional support.
Cruse Bereavement Care
Counselling and support for all bereaved people.
Help for those who have suffered a miscarriage or death of a baby.
Survivors of bereavement of suicide - a national support group
A Dorset charity offering support to bereaved children, young people, parents and carers.