My dad passed suddenly, I would be ever so grateful if anyone can help with any advice
Good morning, wondering if anyone can please help with a little advice? My dad suddenly passed last Tuesday and I have a lot try and sort out.
Mum is next of kin (but not capable of sorting anything as dad has always done everything and she has not got a clue how all the bills, etc work) Dad had not made a will and apart from a joint bank account and the bungalow they live in everything is in his name only. We have today heard from the Coroner that his body is being released to the funeral director and that the Registrar will contact me by phone within the next few days.
I was wondering about how many copies
of the death certificate I might need, was maybe thinking about 6 or 7? as well as all the usual bills, there are 3 small private pensions all the with same company and 5 very small life
insurance policies all with different companies. And was also hoping to use the Government
Tell us once service.
I am not sure if I will need Letters of Administration, I have read so much over the past few days my mind is a fuzz. From what I understand the bungalow will transfer over to mum as they are joint tenants and the bank hopefully should do the same with the bank account, the balance of the account is only a couple of thousand pounds. The 5 life policies only total about £6,500 but from reading them I cannot work out if he named mum as the beneficiary if that is the correct wording? So I am not sure if that means I have to apply to be Administrator or if because they are for a small amount I can just hopefully sort them for mum. (not even sure if this makes sense, so I do apologise)
Might there anything else I have missed or should
sorting or doing?
I am very happy to and would like to try and sort everything out for mum, sorry if you think I am asking questions that might have been asked many times before but want to make sure I am on the right track to do it all correctly. I am also in the process of sorting out lasting Power of Attorney for mum to enable me to help her in the future with her finance and health.
I would be very grateful and thank you so much to anyone who might be able to help with a few pointers in the right direction xxx