The blog all about death, legals and Farewill
3 reasons every parent needs a will
If you have children, you need a will to secure their future. Over the next few minutes, we’ll explain the 3 ways your will protects your family, and how you can get it done online in less than 15 minutes.
August 2, 2019
The perfect age to write your will
Your last will and testament – it’s not really something they teach you about at school, is it? Thankfully, we’re here to shed a little light on things so you know what it is, when to write it and how to get it done quickly.
July 26, 2019
How to make your will ‘legally binding’
Your will is the best place to set out what you want to happen to you, your loved ones and your money when you die. Here, our Head of Legal, Lorraine Robinson, explains exactly how to make sure your wishes are legally binding.
July 4, 2019
How to compare probate services and price
From deciding whether you need professional help at all, to working out how much you should pay, shopping around for probate services can be challenging. Here are some facts, figures and tips for comparing probate and estate administration services.
June 5, 2019
5 ways we’ve taken the stress out of writing your will
Over 30 million adults in the UK don’t have a will. And who can blame them? It’s complex, stressful and incredibly expensive. At least, that’s the way it used to be...
May 10, 2019
What are codicils and how do they work?
Have you already written a will but decided you want to make amends? A codicil acts as an add-on to any existing will, without the need for a new will. Discover the pros and cons of codicils and when it’s best to write a new will.
May 18, 2018
How and why to support your favourite charities in your will and the tax benefits for you
Discover the vital importance of gifts in wills to charities, the types of gifts you can leave and the tax advantages of doing so.
May 9, 2018
What all parents need to know about appointing guardians for their children
If you die while your child is under 18, the state will appoint a guardian. Making a will is the only legally binding way to decide who would take care of your child.
April 16, 2018
This “do I need a will?” quiz could surprise you
Chances are, you haven’t thought much about what happens when you die.
April 13, 2018
Why unmarried couples need to have wills
If you’re not legally married or in a civil partnership, then you aren’t entitled to inherit anything when your partner dies. The solution: making legally binding wills.
March 2, 2018
Let’s talk about d.e.a.t.h.
The realities of planning for death, and how to go about it.
March 1, 2018
Why making a will isn’t as awful as you might expect
Dispelling the myths around what it means to write a will.
February 28, 2018
How much does a funeral actually cost in the UK?
Funerals normally get left to the last minute. Not the best the time to shop around.
November 28, 2017
Mirror, joint or individual? Which will do I need for me and my partner?
There's lots of types of wills, but which do you need for you and your partner?
October 10, 2017
Remember A Charity Week is here
£2.6BN is donated through gifts in wills each year – but how big is the opportunity?
September 11, 2017
What is an executor of a will?
We give answers to the most common questions we get asked about appointing executors including: "What power does an executor of a will have?" and "What does an executor do?"
August 15, 2017
Where can I leave a gift to charity?
We go into how we first encountered legacy giving as well as how Farewill and charities can work together to help each other.
July 5, 2017
How to make your will online
Learn how to make your will at the same time it costs to order take-out.
March 28, 2017
How to choose guardians for your children
Appointing a guardian for your child is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make. We'll give you the whole low-down on everything guardian-related to help you make up your mind.
March 23, 2017
From fashion to funerals: why I quit my job to become a funeral celebrant.
We interview Louise Winter on how she transitioned from the fashion to the funeral industry and what her main driving forces are.
March 16, 2017
A simple guide to inheritance tax
We explain all things inheritance tax, including who is eligible and how to reduce it.
March 15, 2017
Why we all need to rethink death.
A short summary on why we do what we do and why changing attitudes around death are important to us.
February 22, 2017