What needs to be done if a close relative or friend dies

A number of things need to be done following the death of a close relative or friend. If you are a potential heir, or a close relative or friend, of the deceased person, you may need to:

Other steps

You may also have to contact other people and organizations outside the justice system. For example, you may need to

  • cancel the deceased person's lease;
  • cancel his or her driver's licence or health insurance card;
  • apply for an indemnity or pension as a surviving spouse.

For more details visit What to Do in the Event of Death.

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