Why should I make a will?

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. By protecting your assets and making it clear what happens to them, a will can reduce the anxiety that your family experiences. What can happen if I don’t make a will? Not many people actually think about what could happen in the years following your passing. 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. Most people assume that the spouse inherits everything when there is no will drawn up. The actual inheritance process can be fraught with difficulties. A deceased person’s estate is often the source of a lot of fighting and resentment when it comes to families distributing assets and wealth.

Why choose Brighton Wills and Family Trusts?

You will be dealing with real people who have your best interests at the heart of our business. We are members of The Society of Will Writers, which administers best practice and the code of practice for will writing, and we always ensure we meet and exceed the stringent standards laid out by our professional body. Since 2014 we have produced over 1500 lasting Power of attorney documents and Wills and our clients tell us they appreciate our non-stuffy approach to our professional services. And for your peace of mind, we carry professional and indemnity insurance of £2 million, and we are always happy to provide references if required.

About Brighton Wills and Family Trusts in Portslade

Our staff try to make the will-writing in Portslade experience an interesting one As a business that is family owned we strive to provide a friendly, welcoming, professional service, offering appropriate, expert advice.
Since our formation in 2014 we have worked with satisfied customers in Portslade, delivering estate planning and will-writing services in Portslade through experienced professionals. The full range of will writing services we provide in Portslade Whatever stage you are at in life it is a responsible step to get a will written. 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 work to the standards of The Society of Will Writers who sets the industry code of practice and always have your requirements and best interests at heart. Our superb reputation has been built through the writing of over 1500 wills, all legally compliant, with a transparent, friendly, personal approach Our services include the possibility of making arrangements for Lasting Powers of Attorney (L P A).

By choosing a trusted person to make decision for you in the event that you have a loss of mental capacity due to illness or an accident, you can ensure that your health, financial affairs and welfare are in good hands. It is always important to have a plan in place at every stage of life, whether you are buying a new property, trying to understand how are your estate would be split, or are just simply trying to have a bit of control for the future. We offer professional will writing throughout Portslade, and always ensure that your best interests are represented in the final document.

What Happens if I Don't Have a Will in Portslade

These arguments can cause a great deal of heartache, tension and force people apart when they should be together. When there is no will in place, your assets will be distributed according to the law, which may not be in line with what you want. Your spouse won’t necessarily inherit what you own if you are married with children. Your spouse may benefit, but assets may also be distributed amongst your children. The law won’t necessarily recognise your partner an inheritor if you are not married. Having a will in Portslade that is written down is a crucial stepping stone to ensuring that your estate is protected.

Estate Planning Services in Portslade

Estate Planning Services in Portslade

Alongside our professional will-writing services, at Brighton Wills and Family Trusts we are experts in providing a wide range of estate planning services. 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 provide you with a service enabling you to put in place Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA). If you have diminished mental capacity due to an illness, or because you have an accident, you may need a trusted person to have LPA and it will make it a lot easier if this is organised prior to the life changing event occurring.

The accessibility of your will 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. When your will has been written, you need to keep it in a place that is safe and where your executors will be able to find it when the time comes. The people that you want to inherit your money and possessions might not be able to do so if your will is damaged or if it can’t be found by your executors after you have died. Depending on your circumstances, it might be a good idea to lodge your will with the probate service, with a third party solicitor, or to use our storage system for keeping wills safe and accessible.

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 is a self-regulatory body that vets potential members through stringent criteria and standards of proficiency and provides ongoing training.

About IPW – Institute of Professional Will Writers

The Institute of Professional Will Writers (IPW) was founded in 1991 as a self-regulatory body to safeguard the public from unqualified practitioners and unethical business practices and has become established as a recognised professional regulating body which promotes the profession of will waiting in the United Kingdom.

For extra info about what we do here at Brighton Wills and Family Trusts please contact us. You can either call us on 01273 385833, or email us at our address [email protected]. For a free no obligation consultation, book your appointment with us today.

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Testimonials

“My wife and I cannot speak highly enough of Jane and Mark. Highly competitive fee structure – they add real value which will save my family and me literally hundreds of thousands of pounds. Very highly recommended – give them a call – I guarantee you will not be disappointed. One very satisfied client.”

— Rob Challis

“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!”

— Emily Rose

”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.“

— Oxana G

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