When you lose a loved one

At some stage in our lives, we all lose a loved one, we all grieve for them, but what happens after they have gone.  It is not just a matter of finding the strength to go through their possessions and sorting things out, it is also the financial side to deal with.

This is when it can get difficult, you are emotional and grieving and you find yourself sat there with a pile of bank statements, savings certificates and books, share certificates, and think what do we do.

Everyone, who knows me will at some stage heard me going on about how important it is to make sure that you have your financial accounts in order.

I helped my parents deal with my Grandparents accounts, on one side I helped them and the other side it all went to a solicitors.

If you are dealing with a low amount of savings, you can probably just do this all yourself, go into the bank or building society with a copy of the death certificate and all cards and books, and they will do it all for you.

If you are dealing with a larger amount and property, you are probably best advised to go to a solicitor, as they will do everything for you and make the process a lot less painful and frustrating.

Coles The Solicitors are there to help you through this emotional time, the first meeting is free so will not cost you anything, and you can arrange a meeting where it is more convenient for you, as they understand how you are feeling.  You can have your meetings, online, in their office, by telephone or even in your own home.

They will deal with all the legalities and leave you to grieve and carry other important matters.

I know this is not a nice subject, but I am very opinionated at making sure that your financial affairs are sorted properly and you have a will.

This is a sponsored post for Coles The Solicitors  but a subject that is very important.



  1. 18th March 2016 / 9:43 pm

    Losing a loved one can be so tough. I have never lost anyone that I have had to arrange funeral for etc. But I lost my Great Nain 4 years ago (14th March) and it was so hard.

    • admin
      19th March 2016 / 1:49 pm

      Apart from my Grandma who we lost when I was 6, so far too young, my other Grandparents died when I was much older and as I was working in the banking industry, it was assumed that I would sort everything out, which I did as I had a bit more of a clue, plus we worked with some solicitors so I would ask them a few questions cheekily.

  2. Jazmin Williams
    3rd April 2016 / 2:29 pm

    I recently lost my dad and this post is really helpful for me. Thank you x

    • admin
      3rd April 2016 / 4:00 pm

      I am so sorry for your loss, glad it helped you x

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