Why is the will necessary?
If you haven’t got a will then your family and other loved ones could face escalating legal fees, financial problems and other pressures even while they are still mourning. Family worry and anxiety can be reduced by making it clear what should happen to your assets through the will. What happens if I don’t have a will? Very few people sit down to think about what could happen in the future. Property, cash, investments and other assets may be frozen or the state may claim some or a portion of them, and if a partner remarries then your children may not get the inheritance that you want them to have. It is a commonly held belief that the spouse or partner is the automatic inheritor of an estate when the deceased has no will. The actual inheritance process can be fraught with difficulties. It is surprising how common disputes are when relatives begin to fight over a deceased’s estate.
Why choose Brighton Wills and Family Trusts?
Your best interests are at the centre of the services that we provide, and we strive to always be fair, open, transparent and humane in the way we deal with you. Our professional standards are always exemplary, and we work to the high levels required by the body that administers the code of practice for will writing, The Society of Will Writers. Our approach is to be non-stuffy yet professional and that has endeared us to our clients and enabled us to produce over 1500 wills and lasting power of attorney documents for satisfied clients since 2014. And we maintain £2 million of professional indemnity insurance to ensure that you can have peace of mind, and always more than happy to provide you with references should you wish to get a grasp of the work we have done in the past.
About Brighton Wills and Family Trusts in Hollingdean
Our staff try to make the will-writing in Hollingdean experience an interesting one Our expert team provides advice and professional services in the context of a warm and friendly family-owned business environment.
From the time we opened our doors in 2014, our massively experienced will-writing and estate planning professionals in Hollingdean have been working with satisfied customers in Hollingdean. The will writing services that we offer in Hollingdean Whichever stage of life you have reached now is a good time to write a will. Writing a will puts you in control and removes the doubt, whether you are currently buying a property, have grown a large asset base, or just want to feel secure knowing that your assets will be distributed in the way that you want.
We are members of The Society of Will Writers, who are responsible for administering the code of conduct for the industry, and we always work to their high standards, keeping your best interests at the centre of all we do. We have developed a great reputation for offering a straight forward, friendly approach over the 1500+ legally compliant Wills that we have produced. As part of our services, we can make legal arrangements for Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA).
This allows you to make a trusted person of your choice responsible for your health, welfare and financial affairs in the event you suffer from a loss of mental capacity to make judgements due to illness or accident. Whether you are going through the process of purchasing a new residential or commercial property, thinking about the future of your estate, or just at the stage where you are planning for the long term, it is always a good idea to get a will in place and it’s never too early to plan. We offer professional will writing throughout Hollingdean, and always ensure that your best interests are represented in the final document.
What Happens if I Don't Have a Will in Hollingdean
At such an emotionally charged time these arguments can cause much heartache. You may not like how the law distributes your estate if you don’t have a will in place. As someone married with children, you would expect your spouse to inherit everything, but this is not necessarily automatically the case. Rather, your state may be apportioned between your children and your spouse. If you aren’t married, then your partner may not be an automatic beneficiary in the eyes of the law. Having a will in Hollingdean that is written down is a crucial stepping stone to ensuring that your estate is protected.
Estate Planning Services in Hollingdean
As well as offering will writing, Brighton Wills and Family Trusts also offer a comprehensive range of services related to estate planning. This includes everything from family trusts and probate forms, to prepaid funeral plans to make the difficult emotional time easier on your family.
We can help you set up Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA). You may wish to put an arrangement for an LPA in place in the event that you need a trusted person to make health, welfare and financial decisions if you have suffered loss of mental capacity due to either accident or illness.
How will your will be stored? Having your will stored safely and it being easily to locate could be the difference between officially dying “intestate”, and seeming to not have a valid will in place, and immediately having a valid, legally binding will available. After writing it, you need to make sure you keep it in a safe place where your executors (but no one else) can find it when they need it. Your executors can only guarantee that your money, property and assets go to who you want to have them if your will is a) found and b) undamaged. It might be a good idea to store your will with the probate service, a separate solicitor or with our own storage service for wills – we can advise you on the best option.
About the Society of Will Writers
The Society of will writers was formed over 25 years ago in 1994, and has developed into the largest, and a widely respected body for regulating estate planning and will writers. The Society of Will Writers act as a self-regulatory body by vetting practitioners through stringent membership requirements, proficiency standards and ongoing training.
About IPW – Institute of Professional Will Writers
The Institute of Professional Will Writers, formed in 1991, is the recognised body for protecting and promoting the will-writing industry, ensuring that the public is safe from the unscrupulous activity of immoral or unqualified will writers.
For more information and if you would like to learn more about what Brighton Wills and Family Trusts can do for you, please contact us today. Email us at [email protected] and we will get back to you quickly, or give us a call on 01273 385833 to speak to someone right away. Will be more than happy to book you in for a free no obligation initial consultation.
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“Excellent will writing experience! Jane and Mark were super friendly, efficient, informative and kind. Brighton Wills & Family Trusts have very reasonable pricing. I’d definitely recommend them to anyone who needs to sort their wills out. It was a swift, painless experience and has definitely taken a weight off my shoulders. Thanks again!”
”I called Brighton Wills & Family Trusts on Saturday, expecting to leave a voice message and call back on Monday. To my surprise, I met Jane an hour later. From then on, my entire experience was easy, efficient and stress-free. A few days later I received my will! Thank you.“
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