• Document Storage,  Funeral Plans,  Wills

    Digital Inheritance Vault

    Safe4, in association with the Society of Will Writers, have created a facility for the secure online storage and management of all the information that comprises of an inheritance plan, with provision for the rapid and efficient completion of the probate process.   So, what is Digital Inheritance Vault? The Safe4 Digital Inheritance Vault is an internet-based service that allows your will writer to place all of the information required for your inheritance plan to be held in a secure facility that you can access at any time, from anywhere with an internet connection. You can also upload information to the vault yourself, and to edit and update documents that…

  • Funeral Plans,  Wills

    UK Law Change Opens Doors for Mixed Sex Civil Partnerships

    The government have predicted thousands of mixed sex couples will enter into a civil partnership in 2020. A Government Equalities Office impact assessment published in July suggested that around 27,000 opposite sex partnerships could be registered in 2020 but that the uptake could be as high as 84,000. Mr Keidan and Ms Steinfeld helped launch a campaign and brought a judicial review legal challenge, arguing that the 2004 Civil Partnership Act breached article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights, on the grounds that it discriminated against mixed sex couples. The couple lost in the lower courts before winning a landmark victory in the Supreme Court last year, which…

  • Funeral Plans,  Wills

    Funeral Costs Increased by 3.4% in 2019

    Although the thought of pre-planning your own funeral may feel somewhat morbid, there are actually many benefits to getting preparations in order whilst you are still alive and well. Today, many people choose to take out pre-paid funeral plans to obtain peace of mind for themselves and their loved ones. A funeral plan can also give you the freedom to get on and enjoy life, with the peace of mind that your funeral arrangements are taken care of. With this in mind, the average cost of a funeral has increased by 3.4% to £4,417 since last year. The increase is pushing a lot more grieving families into financial difficulties according to the latest ‘Cost of…

  • Funeral Plans

    Funeral Planning Checklist

    Funeral planning is an emotional and often costly process that is surrounded by a great deal of uncertainty. While it is best to discuss end-of-life wishes with loved ones ahead of time, many people shy away from this difficult conversation or never get the chance to have it at all. Without some guidance, the options and information surrounding funerals can quickly become overwhelming at an already trying time. Planning a funeral in the wake of losing a loved one can leave you feeling lost and exhausted. To help you organise proceedings and to make sure you’ve got everything covered, we have created a funeral checklist below. These tasks will help…

  • Funeral Plans,  Wills

    Planning Probate at Christmas and New Year

    The festive period is normally a happy time, a time for giving and receiving but for many also a time of reflection. We also to look ahead at the coming year, to set our goals and make those New Year’s resolutions then promise ourselves to actually stick to them this time! Whether that is to lose that weight you’ve been promising, apply for that new job, or to get your affairs in order. Many people put off their estate plan year after year. We promise ourselves that we are going to finally sort our Will out and then forget about it only to agree to sort it out again in…

  • Funeral Plans

    Funeral Plans from SLS Wills & More

    Although the thought of pre-planning your own funeral may feel somewhat morbid, there are actually many benefits to getting preparations in order whilst you are still alive and well. Today, many people choose to take out pre-paid funeral plans to obtain peace of mind for themselves and their loved ones. A funeral plan can also give you the freedom to get on and enjoy life, with the peace of mind that your funeral arrangements are taken care of. The average cost of a funeral is increasing ever year. The national average is £4,200 (as of June 2019) and it is expected to double in the next 10 years. Even the most…

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