One Depart

Advice & Information on funerals, burials, cremations, wills, inheritance and death-related subjects


Writing your own will at home

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.

House for sale

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.

Old stone house

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.

Burial plots in a green wooded area

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.

Woven eco-coffin with flower arrangement

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.

Rose on an old photograph

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.

Last will and testament

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.

Comforting someone

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.

Open book amongst leaves

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.