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At Funeral Planning Experts, we ensure we keep up to date with the latest news in our industry and we feel you should be able to do the same. This is a hub that allows you to look at the most recent goings on in the funeral and Will sectors.

 

5
Dec

2018

Humanist funeral service or civil funeral service

The amount of options open to us when planning a funeral can feel confusing. Would a church service, a humanist service or a civil funeral service be best?

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28
Nov

2018

Man confused by definitions in paper

Writing a Will doesn't need to to be complicated! Bust the jargon and find out what all the Will terminology means. Take a look at our Wills glossary.

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21
Nov

2018

Vampire actor dressed for his funeral

For some people, a regular funeral isn't the right way to celebrate a life. Read on to find out about some unusual funerals that people have had.

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14
Nov

2018

Couple running

A Mirror Will allows two people to plan for the future, even if they are not married. Find out how it helps guarantee your partner’s and children’s future.

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9
Nov

2018

Worried about the upcoming probate increase

Government announces a drastic increase in probate fees. Find out how it will impact your estate.

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7
Nov

2018

Mother and daughter talking about funeral plan

Talking to your family about your funeral plan arrangements is tough, but makes it easier for them to cope after you've left them. Learn what to tell them.

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1
Nov

2018

Charity funded school children

November is Will Aid month. Find out more about local solicitors who are offering free Wills in exchange for a donation to charity.

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31
Oct

2018

Choosing your best friend as your executor

This guide explores what you should consider when appointing your executor - the person or people who will carry out the instructions in your well.

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24
Oct

2018

Dad floral tribute

Find out why funeral costs are increasing. Our guide explores the rising costs of funerals, the typical areas of expense, and the best ways of paying.

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19
Oct

2018

Family spending time together

Free Wills Month offers people over 55 year old the opportunity to make or update a simple Will. Find out how to get a free Will here!

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17
Oct

2018

Woman making a list of her assets and property

Planning how your assets are distributed and putting this into a Will may seem like a daunting task. Our guide explains what you should include in your will.

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10
Oct

2018

Brownies

It's traditional to send flowers, even though this may not be the best way to convey your message. Read about five alternatives in our funeral planning guide.

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3
Oct

2018

Wills and managing your online accounts after death

Find out how to make it easy for your friends and family to manage your social media, banking, emails & other online accounts after you pass away.

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26
Sep

2018

Prepaid funeral plans guide

If you’re worried about the cost of your funeral and its impact on your loved ones when you die, a funeral plan may be something to consider.

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19
Sep

2018

Why do I need a Will? Reasons to have a will.

If you’ve considered making a Will but didn’t think it was necessary or believed it would be too time consuming, now might be the time to reconsider.

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12
Sep

2018

Woman looking at finances for a funeral

Find out how you can manage paying for your funeral, without leaving your family with any outstanding costs. We explore funeral payment options.

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5
Sep

2018

What to consider before you write a Will

When you write a Will, make sure it is an accurate reflection of your wishes. Here are some questions to ask before you start the Will writing process.

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29
Aug

2018

What’s the difference between a funeral plan and a funeral insurance policy?

If you'd like to plan for your funeral, our guides will help you get started. Learn the difference between a funeral plan and a funeral insurance policy.

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20
Aug

2018

When should you start thinking about writing a Will?

Getting married, having a child, moving home - there's lots to think about as we move through life. Have you considered when you should start writing a will?

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2
Aug

2018

Grave Marker

Find out what costs need to be covered when planning a funeral and discover how you can protect yourself against the rising cost of funerals.

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26
Feb

2018

unique funeral coffin

Planning your own funeral is a great way to get the service that is unique to you. Here are five ideas to help you personalise your service.

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26
Feb

2018

woman writing her will on a laptop

Are texts and emails the Wills of the future? The Government is reviewing the use of electronic Wills. Here is our guide to the proposed legal updates.

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19
Feb

2018

leaving a message for your funeral

Conversation about death are hard. But you need to discuss how you want your life celebrated. Here are 5 reasons why you should talk about your funeral.

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19
Feb

2018

woman loves her dog

History has seen a many surprising Wills enact the last wishes of various eccentric figures. Take a look at some of the strangest Wills ever written!

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12
Feb

2018

Man enquiring about a funeral plan

Buying a funeral plan can be complicated. Find out what a funeral plan is and the most important questions you need to ask before making a purchase.

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12
Feb

2018

family separation

You should review your Will every five years, but might need to do it sooner due to significant life changes. Find out how and when to update your Will.

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