1. Notify the person's family and friends.
It is important to notify the person's family and friends as soon as possible after they die. This will allow them to begin grieving and make arrangements for the funeral.
2. Contact the deceased's doctor.
The doctor should be notified of the person's death so that they can release the deceased's medical records.
3. Arrange for the deceased to be transported to the morgue.
The body must be transported to the morgue by a licensed funeral director.
4. Notify the DMV.
The DMV must be notified of the person's death so that their driver's license can be canceled and their vehicle can be re-titled in someone else's name.
5. Close the person's bank accounts.
The executor of the person's estate should close their bank accounts and transfer any assets into another account.
6. Cancel their credit cards.
The executor of the person's estate should cancel all of their credit cards and close any related accounts.
7. Change their home address and phone number in all relevant directories.
The executor of the person's estate should change their home address and phone number in all relevant directories, including phone books, social media sites, etc.
8. Transfer any property or assets owned by the deceased.
The executor of the person's estate should transfer any property or assets that they own to another individual or entity. This may include cars, houses, money, etc.
9. File a death certificate with the state.
A death certificate must be filed with the state within five days of a person's death. The certificate must include information such as the cause of death and the deceased's full name and date of birth.
10. Make funeral arrangements.
After all of these steps have been completed, it is time to make funeral arrangements. This includes choosing a funeral home, selecting a casket or urn, and making any other necessary arrangements. It is important to have all of the paperwork in order before the funeral so that everything goes smoothly.