The blog all about death, legals and Farewill
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.
January 10, 2020
If you’ve recently lost a loved one and have been looking into arranging a funeral, you may have seen the term ‘direct cremation’ online. Here, we’ll explain what it is, why it’s different to a traditional cremation and how you can arrange one.
January 10, 2020
As the UK’s number one online will writing service, we helped more people write a will last year than anyone else in the UK. And that means we checked and approved more wills too. Here’s what we learned.
December 12, 2019
Traditionally, applying for probate has been a complex, expensive process that can take many months to get sorted. But there are now options available to help make things quicker, simpler and more affordable.
December 10, 2019
Writing a will is one of those things that people in the UK put off for years, but you may be surprised to discover how simple it really is. Here, we’ll explain how you can write your will online in just 15 minutes.
December 5, 2019
When it comes to arranging a funeral, most people start by looking for local funeral directors. But actually, you could create a far more personal memorial for a fraction of the cost with a simple, direct cremation.
December 5, 2019
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 5, 2019
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
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
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
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
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 19, 2019
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 21, 2018
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
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
Chances are, you haven’t thought much about what happens when you die.
April 13, 2018
The realities of planning for death, and how to go about it.
March 1, 2018
Dispelling the myths around what it means to write a will.
February 28, 2018
Funerals normally get left to the last minute. Not the best the time to shop around.
November 28, 2017
There's lots of types of wills, but which do you need for you and your partner?
October 9, 2017
£2.6BN is donated through gifts in wills each year – but how big is the opportunity?
September 10, 2017
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
We go into how we first encountered legacy giving as well as how Farewill and charities can work together to help each other.
July 4, 2017
Learn how to make your will at the same time it costs to order take-out.
March 27, 2017
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
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
We explain all things inheritance tax, including who is eligible and how to reduce it.
March 15, 2017