Certified copies of death certificate will be required in order to file for probate, of to establish an estate, life insurance claims, transfer of ownership of automobiles, property, banks and possible other financial institutions.
You may want or need to change over bank accounts, and removed the deceased's name or close accounts. Contact financial institutions where they may have had a loan. They will inform you of what needs to be done to file to cover the loan claim. Gather bills, and credit cards to make you aware of the credit obligations, and service contracts which may pay off the accounts upon the death .