Why do I need 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. 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? Few people consider what could happen in the months and years that follow. Assets may be taken away by the state or frozen in lieu of court judgements, and also, if a surviving partner remarries, then it is very possible that your children don’t get the inheritance that you would have liked them to have. Most people assume that the spouse inherits everything when there is no will drawn up. The process through which this happens is not always easy though. Disputes between relatives over a deceased person’s estate are surprisingly common.

Why choose Brighton Wills and Family Trusts?

Your best interests are at the centre of the services that we provide, and we strive to always be fair, open, transparent and humane in the way we deal with you. 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 we maintain £2 million of professional indemnity insurance to ensure that you can have peace of mind, and always more than happy to provide you with references should you wish to get a grasp of the work we have done in the past.

About Brighton Wills and Family Trusts in Hove

We believe that writing a will in Hove does not need to be a stuffy or formal experience 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.
From the time we opened our doors in 2014, our massively experienced will-writing and estate planning professionals in Hove have been working with satisfied customers in Hove. The services we offer for will writing in Hove Whatever stage of life you are at will writing is a responsible step. Whether you are at the stage where you are buying a property, have built a large investment base, have a business you own or you just want to know that your estate will be distributed how you want, a will gives you more control and peace of mind.

Throughout all of our work we focus entirely on your best interests and requirements, maintaining the high standards of work through membership of The Society of Will Writers who administrator an industry code of practice. We have drawn up over 1500 wills and have developed a superb reputation through our friendly, open approach. Our services include the possibility of making arrangements for Lasting Powers of Attorney (L P A).

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 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. Our will writing service in Hove will always ensure that your exact wishes and your best interests are represented in the will produced.

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

These arguments can cause a great deal of heartache, tension and force people apart when they should be together. Where there is no will, distribution of your assets will be according to legal guidance, and this may not be exactly 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. If you are not married, your partner may not get any of your assets. Having a will in Hove is crucial to protect against anything you don’t want happening to your estate.

Estate Planning Services in Hove

Estate Planning Services in Hove

Brighton Wills and Family Trusts also offer a comprehensive suite of estate planning services alongside our will-writing services. 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.

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.

How will your will be stored? It is crucial that your will is stored safely and is readily accessible so that you don’t die officially “intestate”, where no valid will was found to be used following your passing. Your executors need your will to be undamaged, and within easy access when the time comes, so you need to store it safely and somewhere where other people won’t be able to access it before the required time. 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. The Society of Will Writers act as a self-regulatory body by vetting practitioners through stringent membership requirements, proficiency standards and 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. 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.

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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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