What To Expect After The Funeral
When you lose a loved one, you will need to inform family and friends about their passing, start planning the funeral service and handle all the other formalities. However, you also need to attend to and complete many other things after the funeral. Here is some helpful information from the experts at Northwood Funeral Home.
At Northwood Funeral Home, we understand that sometimes you will need help, or guidance, through the funeral process. We have created (2) documents for you to download and review. As always, we are here for you, every step of the way:
Things To Focus On After The Funeral
Some of the things you can expect after the funeral include:
- Financial Obligations - You will have to manage financial modalities such as informing the banks, credit card companies, and insurance companies. You will have to pay all pending utility bills and other dues. If the person who passed lived in rental accommodation, contact the landlord to discuss details related to the termination of the lease, etc.
- Handle The Paperwork - Once you wrap up the financial obligations, there will be a lot of paperwork to complete. Things like discussing loans and mortgage payments, closing accounts, etc. need to be done systematically and it’s best to discuss these things with an estate lawyer.
- Focus On Your Wellbeing – It isn’t easy to deal with the loss of someone close to you and it takes some time to heal and get things back on track. Sometimes, people forget to focus on their wellbeing and health when they are grieving, which can have long-term effects. It’s crucial that you look after yourself and take some time away from all your responsibilities and stresses. Workout, go for a walk or simply meditate, cook or involve yourself in a relaxing activity.
These are just some of the things you will have to attend once the funeral is over. You can delegate some of these responsibilities to a family member if possible to ease the burden a bit. If you want any information about our services or want to preplan a service, please call Northwood Funeral Home.