While each situation is different, the key steps of a succession process are usually the same. There are three of them and they may all be carried out for free: you simply have to be aware of it and, more importantly, to know how to proceed. Here is a recap of the whole process.
The loss of a loved one is a difficult moment as such, that implies many actions and procedures for the relatives. And when the person dies abroad, the situation becomes even more complex. Indeed, how to obtain a declaration of death? Who should be notified, in Belgium and in the foreign country? How to have the body repatriated? A good knowledge of the various procedures will allow you to fully discharge of administrative burdens in order to have the time to grieve.
After a passing, flowers are usually sent to the deceased’s relatives, to show your support as well as to soberly and naturally honour the memory of the deceased. Yet, choosing the appropriate flowers, the right time and the right way to send them may be tricky. So, are there any “good practices” to apply? How to choose your flower rightly in such a difficult moment?
December is the month of winter, of hot chocolates in front of the fireplace, of Christmas lights in the streets and, above all... it is the holiday season! Be it for Saint Nicholas, Christmas or New Year’s Eve, December really is the month of gifts. And, at some point in life, those gifts usually look more like an envelope containing a few dozen euros. However, from the tax authorities’ point of view, if the envelope is too packed, it could be considered as a donation! So, where does the difference lie and how can we avoid having to report our Christmas gifts to the tax administration?
Climate change, extreme climate events, melting of sea ice… Preserving the environment has become a major concern. Solutions or, at least, proposals, are also proliferating: “zero-waste” lifestyle, electric cars and vehicles as well as the consumption of locally-produced goods. So much that some are now suggesting the idea of “green funerals”. Whether you want to remain utterly ecofriendly or simply want to do a little something for the earth, here are some of the options that you may want to consider.
Various administrative formalities after death must be undertaken by the deceased's relatives following his or her departure, in particular because the bank blocks the deceased's bank accounts and safes.
Losing a loved one is a hardship as such. Despite the sorrow, you will quickly have to take mandatory administrative steps that may be exhausting and complex. To help you through this process, we have provided you with a checklist of everything that you need to consider.