Why do I need to make 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 makes it clear what should happen with your assets and can therefore significantly reduce the worry and anxiety that your family will suffer. If I don’t draw up a will what can happen? Not many people actually think about what could happen in the years following your passing. Assets can be frozen or lost to the state, and children can be disinherited if the surviving partner remarries. 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. However, the way this happens does not suit everyone. There are often disputes over an estate between relatives.

Why choose Brighton Wills and Family Trusts?

We strive at all times to be open and honest and ‘real’, keeping your best interests at the centre of all we do. 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 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 Elmstone

We firmly believe that drawing up a will doesn’t need to be a formal, stuffy, arduous process- A family owned business with experienced professionals, we strive to offer open and friendly expert advice through all our professional services.
From the time we opened our doors in 2014, our massively experienced will-writing and estate planning professionals in Elmstone have been working with satisfied customers in Elmstone. Will writing services offered in Elmstone Whatever stage you are at in life it is a responsible step to get a will written. 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.

We are members of The Society of Will Writers, who are responsible for administering the code of conduct for the industry, and we always work to their high standards, keeping your best interests at the centre of all we do. We have developed a great reputation for offering a straight forward, friendly approach over the 1500+ legally compliant Wills that we have produced. Within our services we can do all the necessary to make legal arrangements for LPA (Lasting Powers of Attorney).

This allows you to make a trusted person of your choice responsible for your health, welfare and financial affairs in the event you suffer from a loss of mental capacity to make judgements due to illness or accident. 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 Elmstone, ensuring that we always put your best interests first.

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

With emotions high to begin with, disputes can cause a massive amount of emotional distress at such a difficult time, 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. 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 Elmstone that is written down is a crucial stepping stone to ensuring that your estate is protected.

Estate Planning Services in Elmstone

Estate Planning Services in Elmstone

As well as offering will writing, Brighton Wills and Family Trusts also offer a comprehensive range of services related to estate planning. We offer everything from probate forms and family trusts, to plans for prepaying funerals in order to make life easier for your family at that distressing time.

We can provide you with a service enabling you to put in place Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA). 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.

How will your will be stored? 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. Your will needs to be stored in a safe place where people can’t randomly find it, but where your executors will have ready access to it when the time comes and they need it. If your will cannot be found, or if it is damaged in any way, your executors will not be able to guarantee that your wishes will be instigated and the people that you want to benefit from your state will not be able to do so in the manner in which you have laid out. 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.

Get in touch with us if you want to find out more about how we can help you with your requirements here at Brighton Wills and Family Trusts. Email us at [email protected] and we will get back to you quickly, or give us a call on 01273 385833 to speak to someone right away. 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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