Why do I need 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 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. Property, money and other assets can be lost to the state or frozen temporarily, and if a spouse remarries then children may not get their inheritance. The majority of people believe that the spouse or partner will inherit the estate automatically when the deceased did not have a will in place. However, the way this happens does not suit everyone. Disputes between relatives over a deceased person’s estate are surprisingly common.

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. 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 Folkestone

Our staff try to make the will-writing in Folkestone experience an interesting one As a family-owned business we take pride in being friendly and open and providing you with expert advice and a professional service.
Having been established in 2014, we have extensive experience in estate planning and will writing in Folkestone, and of working with satisfied customers around the Folkestone region. Our full range of will writing services in Folkestone Wills are a responsible thing to do at any stage of life. Writing a will puts you in control and removes the doubt, whether you are currently buying a property, have grown a large asset base, or just want to feel secure knowing that your assets will be distributed in the way that you want.

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. 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).

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 is always sensible to plan for the future, and that means having a will – whether you own a property, are buying a property, want to take a closer look at your estate, or just want to understand how the future will be should you pass away. We offer professional will writing throughout Folkestone, and always ensure that your best interests are represented in the final document.

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

The disagreements and arguments that take place can break people’s hearts when emotions are so charged. You may not like how the law distributes your estate if you don’t have a will in place. 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. The law won’t necessarily recognise your partner an inheritor if you are not married. Writing a will in Folkestone can protect your assets from just about any eventuality.

Estate Planning Services in Folkestone

Estate Planning Services in Folkestone

Brighton Wills and Family Trusts also offer a comprehensive suite of estate planning services alongside our will-writing services. This includes everything from family trusts and probate forms, to prepaid funeral plans to make the difficult emotional time easier on your family.

We can make legal provisions for Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA). You may need to plan your estate so that someone you trust has an LPA in the event that you have diminished mental capacity due to illness or accident.

The accessibility of your will 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. 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. 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. The Society is a self-regulatory body that vets potential members through stringent criteria and standards of proficiency and provides ongoing training.

About IPW – Institute of Professional Will Writers

Established in 1991 as a self-regulatory body, The Institute of Professional Will Writers protects the general public from practitioners who are unethical, unqualified and not fit to work in the will writing industry, and has become the recognised body for promoting and regulating the profession.

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. Speak to one of our friendly staff on 01273 385833 or email [email protected] and we will get back to you promptly. Our service begins with a free no obligation consultation and we would be happy to book you in for an appointment.

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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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