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What to do when someone dies
How to arrange a funeral
If you’re arranging a funeral for someone, you’ll probably want to start by working out what they wanted. This might be something they included in their will. You can then shop around for a service that feels right for everyone.Read more
How to get a death certificate in the UK
In order to get a death certificate, you need to register the death in a local register office. It’s free to register the death, but you’ll need to pay £11 for each copy of the death certificate.Read more
Everything you need to know about funerals
How to choose between burial and cremation
In a nutshell, choosing cremation gives families more flexibility to remember their loved one, their way – and it’s usually cheaper. But while burials are more expensive overall, they tend to have less impact on the environment.Read more
How to write a eulogy
A eulogy usually includes a timeline of the person’s life and details about their personality. Family or friends might ask you to read one at their funeral or cremation if you were close to them. But there are no set rules about who reads it.Read more
Meet a few of our authors
Matt Morgan, Head of Funerals
Matt is a cremation expert with a passion for making funerals more personal and affordable.
Lorraine Robinson, Head of Legal
Lorraine has over 10 years of wills and probate expertise and is a member of the Law Society Wills and Equity Committee.
Taking care of someone’s estate
What is probate?
Probate (short for ‘a grant of probate’) is a legal document that shows banks, the Land Registry and other organisations that you have the authority to deal with someone’s estate. The process of getting probate usually takes 1-3 months.Read more
How to get a grant of representation
A grant of representation is a document that allows you to deal with someone's estate. To get one, you need to collect up information about their estate, fill out a form and submit an application to the probate registry.Read more
What are letters of administration?
Letters of administration (also known as a grant of letters of administration) is a document issued by the probate registry. This allows someone to act as the administrator of an estate after someone has died.Read more
Use our free tools
Search our crematoria map
Use our interactive map to find and compare the price of crematoria across England and Wales.
Find out if you need probate
Finding out if you need probate can be confusing, so our experts created a free tool that checks for you. Answer a few questions to get started.
Everything you need to know about wills
How to create a will at home
You can write a will at home by using an online will writing service. Then you can print and sign it alongside two witnesses to make it legally binding.Read more
What is a codicil to a will?
A codicil is a legal document that allows you to amend an existing will. This can be helpful if you want to add new family members or leave gifts to charities, but it’s better to write a new will for larger changes.Read more
What happens if you don't write a 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.Read more
Changing the way the world deals with death
Death & Us: What we’ve learnt about attitudes towards death in 2021
After speaking to two thousand people about how they feel about dying, we’ve put together a report that looks at attitudes to life, death and everything in between.Read more
Talking about death to break the taboo: What it actually feels like working with death
Welcome to our new blog series 'Talking about death to break the taboo'. Today we hear from Tink, our Senior Funerals Coordinator, on what it’s like organising funerals at Farewill and what it feels like working with death.Read more
The UK’s best-rated death experts
At Farewill we’re making everything to do with death easier, friendlier and more affordable. We provide probate, wills and funerals with a difference, and so far we’ve helped over 60,000 families in the UK.