Video calling software can now be used when witnessing Last Will & Testament's

Every Last Will & Testament needs to be signed and witnessed by at least two people who are not beneficiaries of the estate for it to be legally binding. The Government has now introduced legislation that…


MyWishes - Event Dying Matters Awareness Week

Free Webinar: How to plan for death without leaving the sofa

Most people have not stated what they would like to happen should they die unexpectedly or lose capacity to look after themselves. This ultimately means that most people have not made plans for their possessions, estate and their loved ones. It is…


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Leaving a "Goodbye" Video message using MyWishes

Overview More and more people are filming videos of themselves to be shown after their death. These can be hugely powerful ways to both say” goodbye” and leave a lasting video legacy. DeadSocial’s free ‘goodbye’ tool…


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Digital Legacy Checklist

Overview The actions we take, the way we behave and the choices we make in life help to shape the legacy we leave behind in death. These actions are increasingly being carried out and overtly spoken about online. By thinking about our digital…


My Funeral Wishes document

How to find someone's 'My Funeral Wishes' document

This guide will first help you to understand what different formats ‘My Funeral Wishes’ documents can be saved as. It will then provide advice as to how to find someone’s document if you think they had stated their funeral wishes…


My Funeral Playlist

How to create and share your funeral playlist on MyWishes

What is a funeral playlist A funeral playlist is a collection of songs and poems that someone would like to be played, sung or spoken at someone’s funeral. Why should I create a funeral playlist? If music is an important part of your life you may…


Bucket list App

How to create a Bucket List on MyWishes

Overview A bucket list is a list of items someone would like to do or achieve before they die. The phrase originates from the term “kicked the bucket”. Creating a Bucket List No matter our age, financial or health circumstances we can…


My Profile - MyWishes Software

How to make your public MyWishes profile, private!

The documents created on MyWishes are private. Once completed they can be downloaded and shared with those you trust within your friendship group, with family members of professionals (for example your doctor, a solicitor or your appointed funeral…


MyWishes Hard Drive

How to keep your documents safe (and accessible)

Overview It is extremely important that you keep you Last Will and Testament and your other end of life documents in a safe place. Whether you store your files electronically or virtually you should tell someone where they are stored in order for…


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How to arrange a funeral

“It takes a few minutes to plan out a funeral. You’ll want to do what the person who has died wanted. And, together with those closest to the person who has died, you will also want to do what you feel you need to do”. – Charles…


Why you need a Social Media Will (sometimes called a Digital Will)

“People should leave clear instructions about what should happen to their social media, computer games and other online accounts after their death, according to the law society “– The Law Society (UK) “If you have social media profiles…


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How to create an ethical will

What is an ethical will?   “Unlike a ‘last will and testament’ disposing of one’s estate or an advanced directive for health care decisions, an ethical will is not legally binding. Rather, a good ethical will transmits values, life lessons,…