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Deceased estates - FAQs

My loved one has recently passed away. What do I do now?
What is proof of death?
What if there is no will?
When will I need probate or letters of administration?
Where do I get the death certificate?
What happens to joint bank accounts?
The deceased held a credit card. What will happen to the amount owing?
How long will it take for estate funds held in bank accounts to be released?
What will happen to the deceased person's term deposit?
Why do I need to complete Westpac's CID?
What bills can be paid from the estate?
Can all funeral expenses be paid out of the deceased available funds?