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    Former MSE Rose
    What to do when someone dies - new guide feedback
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    • 15th Jul 11, 5:01 PM
    What to do when someone dies - new guide feedback 15th Jul 11 at 5:01 PM
    Hi all,

    We've written a new What to do when someone dies checklist to help those who are dealing with the death of a loved one, and it'd be great to get your feedback on the guide to help others through such a difficult time.

    Please do share your experiences below, as well any tips to help others, or issues you've spotted. Are there any useful resources you've found along the way that have lightened the load, or anything you'd add to the guide? Just click 'reply' to post.

    As a few of you have asked for a printable version, here's a quick way to print the guide:

    1) Scroll to top of the guide.
    2) At the top left, just below the green sign-up box, there's a small grey 'Print' button.
    3) Click to print as normal (if you want the extra text inside the blue '+' dropdowns to print too, just scroll down the guide and click to open these before printing).

    Thanks again for your help,

    MSE Rose

    Last edited by Former MSE Rose; 30-05-2013 at 12:08 PM. Reason: Adding print info
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    • Foxy Steph
    • By Foxy Steph 12th Oct 16, 2:15 PM
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    Foxy Steph
    I wish I'd known about this...
    What a great idea. I struggled with Mum's probate and probably paid over the odds. Please add my motoring club to your list for women who struggle with their motoring/cars/driving after a husband's death. We're called FOXY Lady Drivers Club and we provide support services, run on a not for profit basis. Lots of single ladies helping each other. Hope we can help others.
    • Blonde Bookworm
    • By Blonde Bookworm 13th Oct 16, 5:58 PM
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    Blonde Bookworm
    Guns/ Cars and other things
    Dad died years ago - had to do everything as Mum had had a stroke - guns (surrender to Police before arranging sale to gunsmith), car - tell DVLA, re register in my name; insurance ditto; sell possessions, move out of a tied (job related) house and I was 26yr old. there was no will either - I was a nervous wreck for nearly a year afterwards. my advice to family is GET A WILL DONE.
    • chrisjsalter59
    • By chrisjsalter59 7th Apr 17, 9:06 AM
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    chrisjsalter59
    I am looking to set-up a 'crowdfunding' page as a memorial for my wife who died suddenly. The main intention of which is to allow friends and family to contribute directly to a fitting celebration of her life. Although I think as has been mentioned the basic funeral costs will probably be covered by benefits, the contributions will allow us to extend what we can do, for example purchase a memorial bench, that people who knew her can directly contribute to and that will be a longer lasting legacy, perhaps replacing what they might have spent on flowers etc. In addition any money that is leftover I would like to donate to 2 charities that would reflect what she loved and who she was. This may not be the right forum for the answer to this question but if anyone has any advice about setting this up it would be much appreciated. Thanks. Chris.
    • Yorkshireman99
    • By Yorkshireman99 7th Apr 17, 11:18 AM
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    Yorkshireman99
    What a great idea. I struggled with Mum's probate and probably paid over the odds. Please add my motoring club to your list for women who struggle with their motoring/cars/driving after a husband's death. We're called FOXY Lady Drivers Club and we provide support services, run on a not for profit basis. Lots of single ladies helping each other. Hope we can help others.
    Originally posted by Foxy Steph
    Your club is a great idea as well and deserves more publicity. Is there a website people can refer to?
    • Anne Meddick
    • By Anne Meddick 9th Apr 17, 11:49 AM
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    Anne Meddick
    joint accounts
    We are just about to arrange LPA's for me and my husband
    All our bank accounts invests etc are joint except for NS &I, am I being mislead into thinking these accounts will be frozen on the first death or will the survivor just carry on as before, house is Joint tenants. we are in our early 80s and quite sane! Jargon is so confusing.
    • cargo13
    • By cargo13 7th Oct 17, 1:18 PM
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    cargo13
    Look at your insurance policy, it may have services for beneficiaries
    Our travel insurance GENERALI Travel Insurance has the added services for beneficiaries due to death.
    • Yorkshireman99
    • By Yorkshireman99 7th Oct 17, 3:05 PM
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    Yorkshireman99
    We are just about to arrange LPA's for me and my husband
    All our bank accounts invests etc are joint except for NS &I, am I being mislead into thinking these accounts will be frozen on the first death or will the survivor just carry on as before, house is Joint tenants. we are in our early 80s and quite sane! Jargon is so confusing.
    Originally posted by Anne Meddick
    If they are joint accounts then they will just carry on with the survivor. You may need probate for the National Savings.
    • L0upyl0u
    • By L0upyl0u 17th Nov 17, 12:34 PM
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    L0upyl0u
    I would also add if the person had a Power of Attorney then the office of the public guardian needs to be informed. They will want the original form returned. I didn't have it but they accepted a certified copy.
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