What to Expect After the Funeral

By: Tom Gallagher
Thursday, May 14, 2020

Funerals keep you busy and distracted after the loss of a loved one. It is easy to become involved in planning, arrangements, and communicating with relatives. Unfortunately, life doesn’t go back to normal after the funeral is over. At Gallagher Funeral Home, we have noticed that many clients don’t know what happens after and are unprepared. Here’s a look at what you can expect:

1. Paperwork

Every individual is connected to society and is a part of an intricate web. They have jobs, homes, families, bank accounts, tax obligations, and so much more. After a person dies, their family must take up the responsibility of handling these tasks and ensuring the deceased individual's estate is in order. This can take several weeks or months, especially if there are some legal issues like debt or liabilities.

2. Grieving

The grief and loss can hit you after the funeral is done. People often feel online, disconnected, and fragile during this period. After friends and family have gone back to their daily lives, grieving individuals are left to handle the loss on their own. This can be one of the most difficult periods of your life, especially if you don’t have a strong support system.

3. Handling Utilities and Transfers

If the person was living alone, family members must handle things like utility bills, disconnections, canceling subscriptions, and redirecting mail. They also need to handle transferring utilities to someone else's name or canceling leases. Different companies have different requirements when it comes to these changes. Make sure you have enough copies of the deceased's death certificate to handle all of these tasks.

If you need help on funeral-related matters or want to know more about our services here at Gallagher Funeral Home, contact us or give us a call at 318-640-1375 today. 

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