Why should I make 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 can protect your family from a lot of worry by protecting your assets. Without a will what is likely to happen? Not many people actually think about what could happen in the years following your passing. 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. However, the inheritance process is not always very satisfactory. You’d be surprised how often there are disputes and wrangles between relatives over an estate.

Why choose Brighton Wills and Family Trusts?

Our services are always centred on you, your requirements and your best interests, and are delivered by real people who care. We maintain excellent standards through our membership of The Society of Will Writers, who administer the industry code of practice. Our satisfied customers have received over 1500 lasting Power of Attorney and will documents and they tell us that they appreciate our personable approach to what is a technical and sometimes quite difficult task. 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 East-Malling-and-Larkfield

Our team believes that writing a will in East-Malling-and-Larkfield doesn’t have to be overly formal or a dry experience As a family-owned business we take pride in being friendly and open and providing you with expert advice and a professional service.
We have been assisting people in writing wills and providing estate planning in East-Malling-and-Larkfield to happy customers in East-Malling-and-Larkfield since our formation in 2014. Our full range of will writing services in East-Malling-and-Larkfield 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. Our excellent reputation for will writing has been developed through our honest, open, straightforward approach, which has enabled us to write over 1500 wills. Within our services we can do all the necessary to make legal arrangements for LPA (Lasting Powers of Attorney).

You can then make a person you trust responsible for your financial health and welfare situation should you be unable to make good judgements due to diminishing mental capacity as a result of accident or illness. 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. We provide professional will writing in East-Malling-and-Larkfield, ensuring that we always put your best interests first.

What Happens if I Don't Have a Will in East-Malling-and-Larkfield

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. As someone married and with children, it is not necessarily the case that your spouse will automatically inherit your estate. Your assets may be distributed around your spouse and children. If you aren’t married to your partner, then they may not get an inheritance from you. A will can protect your estate from almost any eventuality.

Estate Planning Services in East-Malling-and-Larkfield

Estate Planning Services in East-Malling-and-Larkfield

Alongside our professional will-writing services, at Brighton Wills and Family Trusts we are experts in providing a wide range of estate planning services. We can help you whether you need probate forms or family trusts, or want to have prepaid funeral arrangements in order to reduce the burden on your family at your passing.

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 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. Once you have your will, you need it stored safely where people can’t randomly access it, but where your executors will be able to find it in order to execute your decisions. 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. It might be a good idea to store your will with the probate service, a separate solicitor or with our own storage service for wills – we can advise you on the best option.

About the Society of Will Writers

The Society of Will Writers was established in 1994 and has, over the years, grown to become the biggest and arguably the best self-regulatory body for estate planners and 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 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.

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. Our services always begin with a free initial consultation, so get in touch and we will book you your first appointment free of charge.

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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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