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Bereavement and anxiety

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Thursday, May 18, 2023

Anxiety is not often recognised as a common reaction to grief, however, many do find themselves feeling anxious or worried after a death and it is considered a very normal reaction. Many also experience anxiety before someone dies when dealing with anticipated grief. This can be exacerbated if you’ve had to take on extra responsibilities as a result of a loved one’s illness.

If you are dealing with the estate of a loved one you may be feeling anxious and wondering ‘what happens next?’.

Dealing with someone’s estate is an onerous and lengthy task and involves personal responsibility and liability for any errors or omissions. This burden can increase the likelihood of anxiety or enhance the severity of anxiety. This is where we can help. If you are an executor or administrator of an estate, you can instruct a specialist solicitor to act on your behalf. We will deal with all of the paperwork and compliance required in dealing with an estate on your behalf, relieving you of the administrative burden. This means you can focus on other matters and on your own and your family, friends and loved ones’ mental health.

An estate is also often less stressful where the deceased left a professionally drafted, valid Will. You should therefore consider making sure your own affairs are in order to minimise the pressure on your family once you are gone. It is important that you are provided with accurate and specific advice in relation to your circumstances and a qualified solicitor will ensure that this happens. We can ensure that your estate is dealt with in a tax efficient manner, that your wishes are reflected and that any potential challenges to your Will are considered, to minimise stress and anxiety on your loved ones.

If we can help you, your family and or loved ones, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are an experienced, empathetic and friendly team who will be happy to assist. Get in touch with us today by either email or call on 0191 232 8451.

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