Why do I need to make a will?
If you were to pass without a will it could cause financial difficulties, the responsibility for legal fees and many other pressures that fall to your loved ones at the 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? 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. However, the inheritance process is not always very satisfactory. A deceased person’s estate is often the source of a lot of fighting and resentment when it comes to families distributing assets and wealth.
Why choose Brighton Wills and Family Trusts?
At the heart of our business we are real people, always striving to meet your best interests. Our professional standards are always exemplary, and we work to the high levels required by the body that administers the code of practice for will writing, 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 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 Badlesmere
Our staff try to make the will-writing in Badlesmere experience an interesting one 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 Badlesmere, and of working with satisfied customers around the Badlesmere region. The services we offer for will writing in Badlesmere Whatever stage you are at in life it is a responsible step to get a will written. 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 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 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 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 doesn’t matter whether you are just taking a look at how are your estate will be distributed, if you’re buying a property, thinking about what will happen to it in the future, or just want to make some additional plans, having a will is a sensible decision at any stage of life. We provide professional will writing in Badlesmere, ensuring that we always put your best interests first.
What Happens if I Don't Have a Will in Badlesmere
The arguments and disagreements that follow can be heart-breaking at such a difficult time. 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. Your spouse may benefit, but assets may also be distributed amongst your children. If you are not married, your partner may not get any of your assets. Having a will in Badlesmere that is written down is a crucial stepping stone to ensuring that your estate is protected.
Estate Planning Services in Badlesmere
Brighton Wills and Family Trusts also offer a comprehensive suite of estate planning services alongside our will-writing 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 help you set up 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.
Storing your will 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. When your will has been written, you need to keep it in a place that is safe and where your executors will be able to find it when the time comes. 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 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 (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.
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. We are available on 01273 385833 or you can email us at [email protected] and we will get back to you ASAP. 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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