Why should I make 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 can protect your family from a lot of worry by protecting your assets. Without a will what is likely to happen? Few people consider what could happen in the months and years that follow. Assets can be lost to the state if frozen, and if a surviving partner remarries then children can even be disinherited. It is a commonly held belief that the spouse or partner is the automatic inheritor of an estate when the deceased has no will. The actual inheritance process can be fraught with difficulties. 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. As members of the professional body administering the code of practice for will writers, The Society of Will Writers, we always strive to meet the highest of professional standards. 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 to ensure that you have peace of mind we carry £2 million worth of professional indemnity insurance and can provide you with references, to further assure you of the professionalism of our service.
About Brighton Wills and Family Trusts in Chattenden
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.
Since our formation in 2014 we have worked with satisfied customers in Chattenden, delivering estate planning and will-writing services in Chattenden through experienced professionals. The full range of will writing services we provide in Chattenden Wills are a responsible thing to do at any stage of life. Having a well-written will can make you feel more in control and can remove doubts and give you peace of mind, whether you are buying a property, selling a business or just want to know that your estate is planned in the event of your passing.
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. Within our services we can do all the necessary to make legal arrangements for LPA (Lasting Powers of Attorney).
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. 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 will-writing professionals in Chattenden ensure that your exact requirements are met in the will that they produce.
What Happens if I Don't Have a Will in Chattenden
At such an emotionally charged time these arguments can cause much heartache. 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. Your spouse won’t necessarily inherit what you own if you are married with children. Your assets may be distributed around your spouse and children. If you are not married, your partner may not get any of your assets. Writing a will in Chattenden can protect your assets from just about any eventuality.
Estate Planning Services in Chattenden
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.
We can make legal provisions for Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA). If an accident or illness diminishes your capacity to make good judgements then you will need a trusted person to make decisions for you, and it’s easier if you have LPA in place already.
Keeping your will Having your will stored safely and it being easily to locate could be the difference between officially dying “intestate”, and seeming to not have a valid will in place, and immediately having a valid, legally binding will available. 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. The people that you want to inherit your money and possessions might not be able to do so if your will is damaged or if it can’t be found by your executors after you have died. We will take a look at your requirements and give you advice as to whether you should use our will storage service, whether you should use the probate service, or whether you should give your Will to a third-party solicitor.
About the Society of Will Writers
The Society was formed all the way back in 1994 and has gone on to be the leading and the largest body regulating will writers and estate planners. 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 public is protected from unscrupulous and unqualified will writers by official bodies including The Institute of Professional Will Writers, who are the recognised body for both protecting and promoting the will writing sector.
For extra info about what we do here at Brighton Wills and Family Trusts please contact us. You can call us on 01273 385833 or email [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Our services always begin with a free initial consultation, so get in touch and we will book you your first appointment free of charge.
“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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