What are the reasons for needing 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 A will helps protect your assets and relieves the debilitating worry your family could face. What can happen if I don’t make a will? Very few people sit down to think about what could happen in the future. Assets can be lost to the state if frozen, and if a surviving partner remarries then children can even be disinherited. It is a common belief that is when there no will in place the spouse or surviving partner is bequeathed the deceased’s estate as a matter of course. The process isn’t always as easy as you may think. Disputes between relatives over a deceased person’s estate are surprisingly common.
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 always work to extremely high standards and are members of the body that administers the industry code of practice, The Society of Will Writers. 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 our professional indemnity insurance of £2 million should give you peace of mind, alongside reviewing some references from previous clients should you wish to peruse them.
About Brighton Wills and Family Trusts in Heathfield-and-Waldron
We firmly believe that drawing up a will doesn’t need to be a formal, stuffy, arduous process- Our expert team provides advice and professional services in the context of a warm and friendly family-owned business environment.
Having been established in 2014, we have extensive experience in estate planning and will writing in Heathfield-and-Waldron, and of working with satisfied customers around the Heathfield-and-Waldron region. The will writing services that we offer in Heathfield-and-Waldron Whatever stage of life you are at will writing is a responsible step. 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. We have drawn up over 1500 wills and have developed a superb reputation through our friendly, open approach. Our experts can also organise the legal arrangements for Lasting Powers of Attorney (L PA) if required.
If you were unable to make decisions due to an accident or illness causing a loss of mental capacity then the person you have trusted with power of attorney will be able to look after your financial, welfare and health needs, and to 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 offer professional will writing throughout Heathfield-and-Waldron, and always ensure that your best interests are represented in the final document.
What Happens if I Don't Have a Will in Heathfield-and-Waldron
The disagreements and arguments that take place can break people’s hearts when emotions are so charged. 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. 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. The law won’t necessarily recognise your partner an inheritor if you are not married. A written will in Heathfield-and-Waldron is a vital step toward protecting against any eventuality.
Estate Planning Services in Heathfield-and-Waldron
As well as offering will writing, Brighton Wills and Family Trusts also offer a comprehensive range of services related to estate planning. Whether you need family trusts or probate forms, or want to prepay a funeral to take the strain off your family in the future, we can help.
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.
Storing your will The safe storage and ease of access of your will is crucial in order to ensure that you don’t die “intestate”, without a valid will being found. 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. 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 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. The Society of Will Writers provides ongoing training, and provides a self-regulatory function for the industry through thoroughly vetting potential members against very tight criteria and proficiency standards.
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.
If you are interested in finding out more about what Brighton Wills and Family Trusts can help you with, get in touch today. Speak to one of our friendly staff on 01273 385833 or email [email protected] and we will get back to you promptly. For a free no obligation consultation, book your appointment with us today.
“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.”
“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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