This is a practical guide designed to assist those who have suffered loss, or who advise those who have experienced bereavement, and who wish to know more about the practical arrangements which follow. Previous ed.: published as A straightforward guide to handling bereavement. 2000.
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Death and the registration of death
Steps after registration
Taking decisions about a funeral
After a funeral is over
The estate of the deceasedapplying for probate
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