Northern Echo – Why post Death Notices in the Northern Echo?

When someone passes away, the executor to the estate is legally responsible for settling the affairs of the person who died.  This means valuing the estate (property, possessions and money), gaining probate if it’s needed, and paying any inheritance tax that’s due. If there’s a will, you’ll also be carrying out their final wishes.  One of those steps involves using the The Northern Echo to place a Death Notice. You can use any local paper and you must place a notice in The Gazette. The executor process can be complicated.  We’ve got a simple checklist for you to download that [...]

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