We explain what Probate is and take a look at the process including why this is necessary, the different stages of probate plus how to obtain a Grant of Probate and what authority this grants you.
Prepaid funerals offer a way to plan for the financial costs associated with a funeral and can provide significant benefits but there is a lot to consider when deciding if this kind of investment is worth the money.
Planning a funeral can be a difficult process. Even people who are usually well organised may find this challenging so we have provided you with a detailed checklist and guide on what you need to do to arrange a funeral.
In this guide, we cover the traditional etiquettes for funerals in the UK from what is expected before a service as well as what usually happens afterwards. We look at both sides of the occasion from the perspective of those arranging, and those who are attending, a funeral in Britain.
Here we discuss the cost of a typical funeral in the UK, how to arrange a cheaper funeral and the financial assistance you can access to help meet these costs.
In this article, we consider the law on the requirements for funerals in the UK as well as addressing the reasons why someone might not want a funeral. We also take a look at what happens in the event that no funeral is arranged.
In this guide, we answer some common questions about the process of registering a death including who can do this, what they need to do and how long the process takes.
We discuss the etiquette of funeral cars and address the accepted order of who travels in which car. We also look at the types of funeral cars and processions that are commonly used here in the UK as well other things to consider when organising a funeral car.
We take you through the process of preparing the body of a loved one from the moment it is received at a funeral home to the point at which the body is cremated or buried. We cover common procedures including disinfection, embalming and dressing plus answer some frequently asked questions about this process.
We answer the question of how long after death a funeral is typically held here in the UK as well as looking at some of the reasons why this can be delayed plus any special requirements of religious groups.
This article explains the processes of how a Will is read, the timescales for doing this and what you can expect to happen as an Executor and/or a beneficiary.
In this guide, we take a look at how many death certificates you are likely to need, who needs to see them as well as answer some common questions about getting copies of a death certificate.
We take a look at the costs of a burial plot in the UK along with the types of plot you can purchase. We also consider factors such as how long you own the plot, what a deed of grant is and some options about sharing a burial plot.
In this guide, we take a look at the process of writing your own Will at home including a step-by-step guide. We consider the pros and cons of home Will writing and cover all the things you will need to think about to make sure your Will is both comprehensive and legal.
We discuss the regulations here in the UK for scattering ashes and cover some of the most common ways to do this. We also review some of the more unusual and creative ideas for what to do with a loved ones’ ashes.
In this feature, we take a look at the various ways that siblings can share the inheritance of a family home and discuss the options available including selling up or renting to living together in the property.
In this guide, we talk you through the process of registering a death with a bank plus provide you with some useful resources for the main UK banks to help you reach the right departments.
In this guide, we take a look at the tax liabilities that may be applicable when you are selling an inherited property along with any other considerations for disposing of this kind of asset.
We take a look at the range of stationery that is available for funerals. We cover everything from announcement cards and condolence books through to some unique and memorable mementoes for friends and family to treasure after the event.
Here we provide you with a comprehensive list of coffin choices and a guide to the kinds of prices you will pay for each option. We also look at some important things to consider when choosing a coffin.
In this guide, we take a look at what happens before, during and after a cremation service as well as answering some common questions about the cremation process. We also give you some information about the collection of the ashes.
We look at natural burial grounds and why people choose to be buried in one. We also answer some common questions on the benefits of a ‘green’ burial including where in the UK these sites can be found and how much they cost.
We take a look at exactly what a direct cremation is, what it involves, including the process, and how to organise one plus look at some of the reasons why people choose this method of funeral including celebrities like David Bowie and John Lennon.
In this article, we take a close look at the protocols of what you should do when someone dies at home including who you should call first, what you should expect to happen after death has been confirmed and whether the body needs to be moved.
In this guide, we take a closer look at the order of what takes place when someone dies in hospital including what happens regarding organ donation as well as give you some advice on the steps you should follow after death.
In this guide, we provide answers to common questions about what happens to the coffin during cremation as well as the guidelines around the construction of a coffin for cremation.