Writing a will was traditionally considered an expensive and time-consuming exercise which involved hours spent talking to a solicitor and racking up legal fees. Now, with the advent of the internet and the popularity of DIY-everything, will preparation has been taken down a new – much quicker and much cheaper – path. A quick Google…

The executor of a will is the person appointed by the deceased to administer their estate. This must be done in accordance with the terms of the deceased’s will. Some people appoint a solicitor as their executor; however it is also common to appoint a loved one, close friend or trusted advisor. It is not…

Cremation jewellery is a beautiful way to memorialise a loved one and keep them close to you, whether it be in a necklace for ashes, a cremation ring, or some other type of memorial or keepsake jewellery. This guide sets out everything you need to know if you are thinking about buying cremation jewellery, including:…

When someone dies, there are a number of people and organisations that need to be notified. This guide sets out everyone that you need to notify, including: Who to notify immediately When to notify the coroner People who should be notified Companies and organisations to be notified Government organisations to be notified Who is responsible…

When a loved one passes, you can find yourself needing to deal with the issue of probate without having much of an idea as to what probate actually is. If you’re wondering, ‘What is probate?’ .. ‘How do I apply for probate?’ .. or even ‘How long does probate take?’… this article has the answers. Keep reading…

Figuring out how to pay for a funeral can be an expensive exercise in Australia where the average cost of a cremation is $7,420 and the average cost of a burial is $19,000. This guide assumes you are seeking to pay for an immediate need or upcoming funeral. If you are instead looking to pre-plan…

Click here to sign up to our free online marketing course for funeral directors. Get practical tips and best practice guides delivered to your inbox each month. Welcome to Module 7 of our online course for funeral directors. This month we’re introducing our new online financing solution for funeral directors. Following our partnership with zipMoney…

When a loved one dies, it’s common for family members to consider the resources and funds that may be available to help pay for the funeral. One such consideration is superannuation. In certain circumstances, it may be possible to access either the deceased’s or your own superannuation fund to assist in covering funeral costs. This…

When a loved one passes away, and funeral costs begin to mount, it can be stressful – and, sadly, a strain on family relations – to determine who bears responsibility for covering those costs. Questions that typically arise at this time are: Who arranges a funeral? Who pays for a funeral? Can I recover funeral…

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