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After the funeral, many arrangements still need to be made. Have a look at our checklist so that you don’t forget anything. For questions about what needs to be dealt with before the funeral, have a look at our checklist “Death - what to do before the funeral.”
Deciding what to do with marital property: before anyone receives an inheritance, the assets brought into the marriage or purchased during the marriage (furniture, property, money, securities) and any outstanding debts have to be divided between the spouses.
The procedure for distributinginheritances and the competent authorities vary depending on the deceased’s last place of residence. The authorities in the deceased's canton of residence will provide you with the necessary information about responsibilities and procedures.
You should be able to find the addresses of the various government offices in the records of the deceased. Include a copy of the death certificate, which you can obtain at the register office, in any correspondence.