The financial side of bereavement
It’s never easy whenever a loved one passes away. In addition to the emotional tug and the practicalities, financial issues can quickly come to the fore, and this can complicate the duties that need to be performed. That’s why it’s essential to understand the costs relating to dying and how these can be kept to a minimum.
Making a will
Some people have already given serious thought to making a will. For others, the idea will seem new. This article aims to guide and inform you about the essentials. Drafting a will is not an easy task and there are rules to follow. However, it is a vital document for protecting your family and ensuring that your final wishes for your estate are respected in cases where the law is silent.
If I end up owning a weapon, what does Swiss law say?
I have just inherited a gun that I want to keep. What should I do? Or if I don’t want to keep it, what can I do? These questions become all the more pertinent following the latest amendment to the Weapons Act, which became effective on 15 August 2019. This is an important issue, especially in Switzerland – a country with more than 3 million firearms in circulation. In this document, we discuss the background information and latest developments.
What expenses occur after someone dies and how can I limit them?
In addition to coming to terms with personal loss, families mourning the death of a loved one are faced with a mountain of administrative tasks. These can be costly, and it is also easy to forget how much time such tasks require.
Procedure to follow after someone passes away in Switzerland
The loss of a loved one is always an emotional time. But it is also a time when the deceased’s family must also cope with a great deal of administrative and legal paperwork. So it’s good to be prepared and make this lengthy process as simple as possible.
Have you ever asked yourself the question about what will happen to your Facebook, Twitter or Gmail accounts once you are no longer around? Or how should you manage this kind of data after a loved one has passed away? Such questions are quite normal. Merely a glance at our daily routines is enough for us to understand the importance of our digital inheritance.
The death notice
Issuing a death notice is a common formality that publicly announces the death of a person. Because it is published in the press, it can reach a wider circle of friends and acquaintances. It is not the same thing as an announcement of death, which is sent to the family and to close friends of the deceased. This is usually sent out quickly to give details of the funeral so that people can make arrangements to attend. By contrast, notice of death can be published either before or after the funeral. A small text that is governed by a few rules. Discover them in the rest of our article.