How to Access the Bank Account of a Deceased Person

How to Access the Bank Account of a Deceased Person

The loss of a loved one creates a situation in which we find ourselves scrambling to organise numerous affairs while under extreme emotional duress. Accessing the deceased’s bank account is a complicated but necessary affair. Covering funeral costs can be difficult, therefore it’s necessary to quickly access the deceased’s bank accounts.

Before we begin it is important to remember that cases will vary from individual to individual; therefore it may be necessary for you to contact the Citizens Advice Bureau.

Accessing the bank account of the deceased typically proceeds in three to five steps:

Discovering whether the deceased left […] Read more

What Happens if a Person Dies Without a Will?

What Happens if a Person Dies Without a Will?

Death often takes us by surprise. It is an unfortunate affair, and can leave us reeling through stages of bereavement. Often, due to an accidental death, or an inability to come to terms with a medical condition, our loved ones will pass without leaving a will. 59% of UK adults don’t have a will! This is called intestacy: the state in which a deceased’s estate is left without an executor. Often, this can make an already emotionally charged situation even more chaotic, as grieving family members scramble for their inheritance. In England and Wales, Intestacy is governed by a set of […] Read more

Moving House? How To Save Time and Money (And Stress)

Moving House? How To Save Time and Money (And Stress)

Maybe you’re moving house for a new job. Maybe you’ve had kids and are looking for something with a bit more space, maybe you’ve inherited a house that is a good fit for you and your family. No matter the situation, moving is never an easy endeavour.

When you consider the legal obstacles, organisational complications, and cleaning difficulties, it is easy to be overwhelmed. Maybe you’re moving house for a new job. Maybe you’ve had kids and are looking for something with a bit more space, maybe you’ve inherited a house that is a good fit for you and your family. No […] Read more