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What to Do When Someone Dies While Overseas

What to Do When Someone Dies While Overseas When a loved one passes away, it’s always distressing for friends and family. When it happens overseas, it can be even more difficult due to the administrative and logistical complications involved. When we travel abroad, we leave behind many of Australia’s support systems, medical facilities, and emergency service capabilities. Around 1,000 Australians pass away while overseas each year. While the process of bringing your loved one home once this happens can be [...]

By | 2019-12-03T12:03:46+00:00 June 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Leaving a Bequest in Your Will

Leaving a Bequest in Your Will Your will allows you to make a gift of any possessions and money you leave behind once you pass away. This is called a bequest. It can be made to any individual or organisation of your choosing. For example, many people choose to leave a bequest to a charity in their will. Leaving a bequest in your will requires a specific process to ensure it is valid. Types of Bequests There are a variety [...]

By | 2019-12-17T02:30:12+00:00 June 10th, 2020|Preplanning|0 Comments

Where Can You Have a Funeral?

Where Can You Have a Funeral? The most common venues when it comes to holding a funeral ceremony are places of worship and the ceremonial halls of cemeteries and crematoriums. However, there are plenty of other options. In fact, when it comes to the service or ceremony side of a funeral, there are no rules aside from what you and your loved ones want. It can be as formal or as casual as you would like and can take place [...]

By | 2019-12-03T11:57:34+00:00 May 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Managing Social Media Accounts After Death

Managing Social Media Accounts After Death Social media plays a central role in our lives today. But what happens once we pass away? Over the years there have been several unfortunate incidents regarding the social media profiles of the deceased such as the account being hacked and sending out spam, upsetting friends and relatives. In response, social media platforms now provide options for you to manage the profiles of deceased loved ones. This includes deactivation as well as ways to [...]

By | 2019-12-03T11:54:02+00:00 May 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tips for Holding a Wake

Tips for Holding a Wake When making funeral arrangements, you may also want to have a reception afterwards, called a wake, where friends and family can gather to socialise and remember the life of your loved one. Wakes are generally less formal than the ceremony, creating a space for people to gather, share stories of your loved ones together and celebrate their life. If you are organising a wake, there are a few key considerations such as the venue, catering [...]

By | 2019-12-03T11:51:19+00:00 April 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is Delayed Grief?

What is Delayed Grief? Grief comes in many forms. Some people experience feelings of profound sadness, anger and guilt for a few months or a couple of years following the death of a loved one, then find they can begin healing and move on. For others, feelings of grief can take longer to settle in, even occurring years later. This is called delayed grief, and it’s quite common. Delayed grief can cause additional difficulties because by the time you do [...]

By | 2019-12-17T02:29:36+00:00 April 10th, 2020|General Information|0 Comments

How to Support Someone Who Has Lost a Loved One

How to Support Someone Who Has Lost a Loved One When someone you care about is grieving after the loss of a loved one, it can be difficult to know what to say or do. They may be struggling with a variety of painful and intense emotions including depression, anger, sadness and feelings of isolation. It’s important not to let your fears about doing or saying the wrong thing stop you from reaching out and being supportive. You don’t need [...]

By | 2019-12-17T02:12:31+00:00 March 25th, 2020|General Information|0 Comments

Tips for Dealing With the Division of Possessions

Tips for Dealing With the Division of Possessions The passing of a loved one is one of the most significant challenges we face during our life. In addition to processing your grief, you need to deal with administrative tasks such as sorting through the estate and making funeral arrangements. Careful planning and having the knowledge and right professional support is important for dealing with the division of possessions. Administration of the Estate The executor of a deceased person’s will has [...]

By | 2019-12-17T02:12:01+00:00 March 10th, 2020|General Information|0 Comments

How Does Body Donation Work?

How Does Body Donation Work? Body donation is different from organ donation, as the whole body is used rather than selected parts. Donating your body to an institution such as a university is a generous way of advancing research in medicine and science while helping to educate the next generation of health professionals. Various health laws in each state and territory of Australia govern the process and several steps must be followed before a body donation can occur. Find a [...]

By | 2019-12-17T02:11:51+00:00 February 25th, 2020|Preplanning|0 Comments

What is the Role of a Funeral Director?

What is the Role of a Funeral Director? When a family member or close friend passes away, making decisions and handling logistics regarding funeral arrangements can be difficult while you are grieving. An experienced funeral director is there to help organise the funeral providing support during your time of loss. They are there to guide you through all the options and necessary considerations, while taking away some of the burden of arranging a memorable and meaningful funeral ceremony for your [...]

By | 2019-12-17T02:11:38+00:00 February 10th, 2020|General Information|0 Comments