Why should I make a will?

Passing away without having drawn up a will can mean that the people you love face massive pressures, financial difficulties and legal fees during the mourning process. 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? It is not always easy to think about what can happen in the future. Property, money and other assets can be lost to the state or frozen temporarily, and if a spouse remarries then children may not get their inheritance. The majority of people believe that the spouse or partner will inherit the estate automatically when the deceased did not have a will in place. The process isn’t always as easy as you may think. It is surprising how common disputes are when relatives begin to fight over a deceased’s estate.

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. Our professional, yet non-stuffy approach is a testament to the hundreds of satisfied clients who have chosen Brighton Wills and Family Trusts to write over 1500 wills and Lasting Power of Attorney documents since 2014. 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 Withdean

We don’t believe that the process of writing a will in Withdean has to be stuffy and boring As a business that is family owned we always wants to provide a warm, friendly and open approach whilst delivering expert advice and professional services.
We have been assisting people in writing wills and providing estate planning in Withdean to happy customers in Withdean since our formation in 2014. Our full range of will writing services in Withdean Wills are a responsible thing to do at any stage of life. Whether you have significant financial decisions to make, are buying a property, have just sold a business, or just want to feel a little more confident about the way your assets will be distributed if you were to pass, drawing up a will removes doubt, puts you in control and gives you peace of mind.

We always maintain high standards and meet the code of practice of The Society of Will Writers, which we’re members of, and keep your requirements and best interests in keen focus. We have developed a great reputation for offering a straight forward, friendly approach over the 1500+ legally compliant Wills that we have produced. Our services include the possibility of making arrangements for Lasting Powers of Attorney (L P A).

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. It is always sensible to plan for the future, and that means having a will – whether you own a property, are buying a property, want to take a closer look at your estate, or just want to understand how the future will be should you pass away. We provide professional will writing in Withdean, ensuring that we always put your best interests first.

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

The arguments and disagreements that follow can be heart-breaking at such a difficult time. 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. Even if you are married with children, your spouse won’t necessarily automatically be the beneficiary of all that you own. Instead, your assets may be divided between your spouse and your children. If you are not married, your partner may not get any of your assets. Having a will in Withdean that is written down is a crucial stepping stone to ensuring that your estate is protected.

Estate Planning Services in Withdean

Estate Planning Services in Withdean

As well as offering will writing, Brighton Wills and Family Trusts also offer a comprehensive range of services related to estate planning. We offer everything from probate forms and family trusts, to plans for prepaying funerals in order to make life easier for your family at that distressing time.

Our professionals can sort out the legalities of Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) for you. 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? The way in which your will is stored and is readily accessible could make the difference between you having a legally binding and accessible will, or dying “intestate”, due to your will not being found or usable at the time of your estate’s distribution. 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 is damaged or if your executors can’t find it after your death, then your wishes might not be followed and the people that you want to inherit your possessions and money might not do so. We will talk to you and find out about your storage situation and advise whether you should use a third-party solicitor, your own will storage service or perhaps lodge your will with the probate service.

About the Society of Will Writers

The Society of Will Writers regulates both estate planners and will writers, and has developed into the largest regulatory body for the industry of will writing. Through stringent professional entry requirements for membership, and vetting of standards of proficiency, the Society of Will Writers provides an important self-regulatory function for the will-writing industry. They also provide 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. Speak to one of our friendly staff on 01273 385833 or email [email protected] and we will get back to you promptly. Our service begins with a free no obligation consultation and we would be happy to book you in for an appointment.

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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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