Is a will a public document?
This guide explains when your will can become public, and what to do if you want to keep some of your wishes private.Read more
5 festive reasons you should write your will this Christmas
Writing a will for your family can actually be most important gift of all, because it’s a gift for all the Christmases to come. Here are 5 festive reasons you should write your will this Christmas.Read more
What is next of kin?
Next of kin is the term used to describe your closest living relative, such as your spouse or civil partner. The UK does not have laws around who you can name as your next of kin, but there are specific rules for who takes responsibility when someone dies.Read more
6 reasons why you might want to change your will
You may have written your will already, but that doesn't always mean your needs and wishes are always going to stay the same. In fact, most lawyers recommend reviewing your will every 2 to 3 years.Read more
Deed of variation: how to change someone's will after their death
A deed of variation allows you to change someone’s will after their death. This can be a good way to minimise the amount of inheritance tax that needs to be paid, but it’s essential that all the beneficiaries agree before any changes can be made.Read more
We read thousands of wills in 2019. This is what we learned...
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
5 ways we’ve taken the stress out of writing a 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...Read more
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.Read more