The death of someone close to you can have a devastating effect on several areas of your life. Not only does it affect you emotionally, it can take a real toll on your wellbeing, your plans for the future, and your finances. Sadly, coronavirus has directly and indirectly caused a rise in the number of deaths recently, and more people are having to face these effects every day. Bereavement often creates a lot of uncertainty around what happens to the person’s debts or assets when they pass away. If you've been affected by this, it's important that you know where you stand and how to get the support you need. When you feel ready, please read our guide on how to deal with debt following a bereavement and what to do with debts that aren’t in your name. If you’re struggling to cope with the loss of a loved one, contact a bereavement charity such as Cruse or an emotional support charity such as Samaritans. If you have the added stress of worrying about finances after your loved one has passed, we can help.