1. Notify family and friends:
It is important to notify the deceased person's family and friends as soon as possible after their death. This will give them time to prepare and say goodbye.
2. Collect the person's assets:
The executor of the estate will need to collect all of the deceased person's assets. This may include money, property, or possessions.
3. Pay final bills and outstanding expenses:
The executor will need to pay any final bills or outstanding expenses owed by the deceased person. This may include funeral costs, medical bills, or legal fees.
4. File any necessary paperwork:
The executor will need to file any necessary paperwork with the appropriate government agencies or courts. This may include the death certificate, wills, or property titles.
5. Close or transfer bank accounts:
The executor will need to close or transfer any bank accounts held by the deceased person. They will need to contact the bank and provide proof of death.
6. Shut down email account:
The executor will need to shut down the deceased person's email account and password-protect it so that no one can access it.
7. Cancel credit cards:
The executor will need to cancel any credit cards held by the deceased person and notify the card companies of their death.
8. Transfer title on any property:
The executor will need to transfer the title on any property owned by the deceased person, such as a car or house. They will need to contact any relevant government agencies or private companies for this process.
9. Disperse the person's belongings as desired:
After collecting all of their assets, the executor will need to disperse them as desired by the deceased person's will or estate plan. This may include giving items away to friends and family members, selling them, or donating them to charity.
10. Make arrangements for the final resting place:
The executor will need to make arrangements for the final resting place of the deceased person's body. This may involve contacting a funeral home or crematorium.