Saturday, August 19, 2023

My parent has died. What now?

At the directly-named URL https://www.deadparentswhatnow.com, a site that addresses some of the practical issues, with a lightly humorous touch, such as: 

My parents have literally just died. Please help.

- One of the (hopefully) few times you need to determine how to get rid of a body. 

I'm back at home now, but my parents are still dead.

- How to deal with people who want to bring you lasagna in the immediate aftermath. 

My parents are dead, but I can't prove it.

- You may be without death certificates, but you’re never without errands.

My parents are dead, and I have proof!

- Death certificates in hand, you’re now ready to battle bureaucracy at every turn — assuming you don’t misread the fine print.

Are your parents not quite dead?

- You don’t just need a to-do list. You need a to-die list. 

From the introduction: "Unfortunately, our legal and financial systems don’t care about your feelings. Starting now, your parents get to rest—but you don’t."

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