What are the reasons for needing 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. A will helps protect your assets and relieves the debilitating worry your family could face. Without a will what is likely to happen? It’s not easy to think about the future and what could happen without a will. 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. It is a commonly held belief that the spouse or partner is the automatic inheritor of an estate when the deceased has no will. However, the way this happens does not suit everyone. You’d be surprised how often there are disputes and wrangles between relatives over an 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. 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 are more than happy to provide you with suitable references if you want to see them, having £2 million of professional indemnity insurance for your peace of mind.

About Brighton Wills and Family Trusts in Broad-Oak-Heathfield

We firmly believe that drawing up a will doesn’t need to be a formal, stuffy, arduous process- 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 Broad-Oak-Heathfield, delivering estate planning and will-writing services in Broad-Oak-Heathfield through experienced professionals. The will writing services that we offer in Broad-Oak-Heathfield Will writing is responsible step at all stages of your 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 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 drawn up over 1500 wills and have developed a superb reputation through our friendly, open approach. 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. Our professional will writing service in Broad-Oak-Heathfield always ensures that your interests are at the forefront of the discussion.

What Happens if I Don't Have a Will in Broad-Oak-Heathfield

These arguments can cause a great deal of heartache, tension and force people apart when they should be together. Without a will, your assets will be divided according to the law, which may not meet your wishes. Your spouse won’t necessarily inherit what you own if you are married with children. Instead, your children and your spouse may have the assets distributed between them. As a civil partner, your partner may not inherit anything. Having a will in Broad-Oak-Heathfield that is written down is a crucial stepping stone to ensuring that your estate is protected.

Estate Planning Services in Broad-Oak-Heathfield

Estate Planning Services in Broad-Oak-Heathfield

Brighton Wills and Family Trusts also offer a comprehensive suite of estate planning services alongside our will-writing 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 make legal provisions for 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 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. Your will needs to be stored in a safe place where people can’t randomly find it, but where your executors will have ready access to it when the time comes and they need it. 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 assess your requirements and advise whether lodging your will with the probate service, a third party sister or if your own will storage service is the best option.

About the Society of Will Writers

The Society of Will Writers was founded in 1994 and has since grown to become not only the largest, but also the leading self-regulatory body governing will writers and estate planners alike. 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.

To get more information about what Brighton Wills and Family Trusts does, and how we may be able to help you, get in touch today. We are available on 01273 385833 or you can email us at [email protected] and we will get back to you ASAP. Our service begins with a free no obligation consultation and we would be happy to book you in for an appointment.

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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