One Depart

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

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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.

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.

An elderly couple going to visit the grave of a loved one

In this guide, we hope to cover all of your questions about who is the Next of Kin when someone dies in the UK, what this means and what this role involves.

Elderly person holding a photo of a loved one

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.

Memories of a person who has died

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.

Old furniture in a house

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.

Death certificate form

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.

Person dressed in black mourning clothing

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.

Angel ornament with pink flowers

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. 

Flowers on a piano

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.