What To Do When Someone Dies

Figuring out what to do after a death is overwhelming. Our checklist can help. And it's always free.

How it works

Answer some questions about your situation.

Questions about your loved one's death

Get a checklist outlining exactly what to do.

After-death checklist

Your personal checklist

Since this after-death checklist is based on your responses to our questions, it’s personalized for your family's unique situation.

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Who is WhenSomeoneDies.org for?

This website is for anyone who doesn't know what to do when someone dies. If you've lost a parent, spouse, sibling, child, or any other family member, we can help.


Is this checklist for every situation?

Yes. Whether your loved one passed away at home, in hospice, with a will, without a will, expectedly, or unexpectedly, we have every unique situation covered.


What questions will be asked?

We’ll ask about 30 questions relating to your loved one’s life. Most questions are yes/no, and none ask for any personal information. We’ll take you through it step-by-step.

Will this work in every state?

Absolutely. Whether you’re in California, Texas, Florida, or any other of the 50 states – we have your back. However, our service only works in the United States right now.


Is this really free?

Our service is 100% free and always will be. There is no catch. Each checklist includes information from sponsored affiliates in order to keep it that way.


Can I advertise on this platform?

Of course! If you represent a funeral home, probate attorney, estate accountant, vendor, or any other death care provider, please go to my Contact page and reach out.

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