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Death and wills

When someone dies there are many decisions and arrangements to make. These can be difficult in a time of grief.

Find out what you need to do after someone has died, including who to inform and how to arrange the funeral. You can also find help with what to do about the person’s financial affairs and their will.


Information about making a will, free will-writing services and how to change, challenge or destroy a will.

Scottish Government guide on what to do after a death

Leaflet informing on how to register a death and make other arrangements as well as dealing with bereavement.

What to do if someone dies abroad

Who to contact if someone dies abroad, registering the death and making funeral arrangements including covering the costs, and whether you can claim on travel insurance.

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