Why do I need to make a will?

Passing without a will in place could leave your loved ones facing financial hardship, unbearable pressure and mounting legal fees at a time of mourning Family worry and anxiety can be reduced by making it clear what should happen to your assets through the will. Without a will what is likely to happen? 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 process through which this happens is not always easy though. It is surprising how common disputes are when relatives begin to fight over a deceased’s estate.

Why choose Brighton Wills and Family Trusts?

At the heart of our business we are real people, always striving to meet your best interests. 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. With over 1500 Wills and lasting power of attorney documents produced since 2014, our satisfied customers appreciate our non-stuffy approach to what is a technical and sometimes quite sensitive task. And to ensure that you have peace of mind we carry £2 million worth of professional indemnity insurance and can provide you with references, to further assure you of the professionalism of our service.

About Brighton Wills and Family Trusts in Whitehawk

Our staff try to make the will-writing in Whitehawk experience an interesting one As a family-owned business we take pride in being friendly and open and providing you with expert advice and a professional service.
We have been assisting people in writing wills and providing estate planning in Whitehawk to happy customers in Whitehawk since our formation in 2014. Will writing services offered in Whitehawk Whichever stage of life you have reached now is a good time to write a will. Whether you are buying a property, making significant financial decisions, or simply want to feel secure in how your savings will be distributed in the event of your passing, making a will takes away any element of doubt and puts you in control.

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. If you need to organise Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) then this falls within the remit of our services.

If you were to lose mental capacity due to illness or an accident then the trusted person that has power of attorney would be able to immediately take care of your welfare, financial affairs and health care needs and make decisions on your behalf. No matter whether you are buying a new property, taking a closer look at your estate, or simply planning for future, it is sensible to have a will at any stage of your life, and it is never too early to have a plan in place. Our professional will writing service in Whitehawk always ensures that your interests are at the forefront of the discussion.

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

At such an emotionally charged time these arguments can cause much heartache. Assets will be distributed according to the law when there is no will in place, and this may not be how you want things to proceed. Your spouse won’t necessarily inherit what you own if you are married with children. Rather, your state may be apportioned between your children and your spouse. As a civil partner, your partner may not inherit anything. Writing a will in Whitehawk can protect your assets from just about any eventuality.

Estate Planning Services in Whitehawk

Estate Planning Services in Whitehawk

As well as offering high-quality will writing, Brighton Wills and Family Trust is happy to provide a full selection of estate planning services. From family trusts and probate forms to prepaid funerals, we offer a range of services that make estate planning easier, and that takes the strain of your family during the emotional time after passing.

We can make legal provisions for Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA). If an accident or illness diminishes your capacity to make good judgements then you will need a trusted person to make decisions for you, and it’s easier if you have LPA in place already.

Keeping your will safe Being able to safely store and easily locate your will could mean the difference to making a legally valid will that can be accessed and used right away, or dying “intestate” meaning that there was no will or that no will could be found. Once you have your will, you need it stored safely where people can’t randomly access it, but where your executors will be able to find it in order to execute your decisions. If your will cannot be found, or if it is damaged in any way, your executors will not be able to guarantee that your wishes will be instigated and the people that you want to benefit from your state will not be able to do so in the manner in which you have laid out. 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 was formed all the way back in 1994 and has gone on to be the leading and the largest body regulating will writers and estate planners. Alongside offering ongoing training, The Society of Will Writers regulates the industry through stringently vetting potential members of the Society against tight criteria, including proficiency standards.

About IPW – Institute of Professional Will Writers

The Institute of Professional Will Writers has become a highly recognised body for promoting and regulating the will-writing industry, and for protecting people from unethical and unqualified practitioners of will writing.

Get in touch with us if you want to find out more about how we can help you with your requirements here at Brighton Wills and Family Trusts. Speak to one of our friendly staff on 01273 385833 or email [email protected] and we will get back to you promptly. Our services always begin with a free initial consultation, so get in touch and we will book you your first appointment free of charge.

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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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