A funeral in the UK can cost anywhere from £980 to well over £10,000 depending on the type of service you want. At an average of £5,000, a traditional burial is the most expensive option, while a direct cremation is the cheapest.
Cremation has been a funeral option in the UK for over 150 years, but it still remains a mystery to many people. Here, we look at exactly what happens at a cremation so you and your family know what to expect.
After receiving the ashes from a cremation, many families arrange their own personal memorial service. You’re then free to display or scatter the ashes anywhere you wish – or you could even create a series of mementos for your family.
After losing a loved one, you may need to apply for probate before you can deal with their estate – but only specific people can handle the probate application. Here, we’ll look at who can apply and how you can get started today.
If you’ve recently lost a loved one, you're probably thinking about applying for probate. But before submitting your application, it’s worth checking to make sure you need it. Here, we’ll cover what probate is and when it’s required in the UK.
The first step in arranging a funeral is choosing what kind of service you want. You’ll need to hire a funeral director if you’re arranging a traditional service, but with direct cremation, you can plan the memorial yourself for a fraction of the cost.
If you’ve recently lost a loved one or are the executor of a will, you may need to apply for probate to deal with their estate. Here, we’ll explain what probate is, what it involves and why it’s so important.
We created our online will writing service to make writing a will simple and stress free – and the same goes with managing your account. From resetting your password to cancelling your subscription, you can find out exactly how to do it here.
After writing a will using our online will writing service, it needs to be printed and signed alongside two witnesses. Here, we'll cover who can witness a will and why they're so important.
Our update service makes it quick and easy to change your will in the future. Here, we look at how it works and why it's so important to keep your will up to date.
Our online will writing service makes it quick and easy to write a will from the comfort of your own home. Here, we'll cover what happens next to make your will legally binding, plus some tips on storing it safely at home.
When you write a will with Farewill, it includes some general provisions that grant additional powers to your executors and trustees. Here, we’ll cover what these are and why you need to know about them.
When it comes to writing a will, it’s important to have a plan in place for your business. Here’s everything you need to know about leaving a business in your will.
Thinking about writing a will but unsure where to start? This simple guide explains the key steps involved so you know exactly what to expect when you start writing your will.
One of the most important things to consider when writing a will is who is going to inherit your estate. Here, we cover everything you need to know before choosing your beneficiaries.
Writing a will lets you do more than appoint guardians for your children, you can also choose who looks after your pets if something happens to you. Here's everything you need to know to make sure your pets are provided for when you’re gone.
If you have children under 18, you need to write a will and appoint legal guardians to protect their future. Here’s everything you need to know about guardians, their responsibilities and how to choose them.
When couples in the UK think about writing a will, the term ‘mirror will’ often springs to mind. But is it really the best option for you and your partner?
When writing a will, it’s important to be aware of any inheritance tax that will have to be paid out of your estate. Here, we explain your inheritance tax allowance along with a few tips to help minimise your tax bill.
One of the most important parts of writing a will is choosing your executors. Here, we’ll cover who can be an executor, what they do and why they’re so important.
Your home is probably the most valuable asset you own, so it's important that you have a say over what happens to it when you die. Here's everything you need to know about including property in your will.
When someone dies without writing a will, their estate is shared out following the rules of intestacy. Here, we’ll cover what this means and who can inherit when there isn’t a valid will in place.