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. By protecting your assets and making it clear what happens to them, a will can reduce the anxiety that your family experiences. What are the repercussions of not having a will? Few people consider what could happen in the months and years that follow. Property, cash, investments and other assets may be frozen or the state may claim some or a portion of them, and if a partner remarries then your children may not get the inheritance that you want them to have. 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. The process through which this happens is not always easy though. Disputes between relatives over a deceased person’s estate are surprisingly common.

Why choose Brighton Wills and Family Trusts?

At the heart of our business we are real people, always striving to meet your best interests. 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. Since 2014 we have produced over 1500 lasting Power of attorney documents and Wills and our clients tell us they appreciate our non-stuffy approach to our professional services. And we are more than happy to provide you with suitable references if you want to see them, having £2 million of professional indemnity insurance for your peace of mind.

About Brighton Wills and Family Trusts in Hamstreet

Our staff try to make the will-writing in Hamstreet experience an interesting one As a business that is family owned we strive to provide a friendly, welcoming, professional service, offering appropriate, expert advice.
Since our formation in 2014 we have worked with satisfied customers in Hamstreet, delivering estate planning and will-writing services in Hamstreet through experienced professionals. The full range of will writing services we provide in Hamstreet Wills are a responsible thing to do at any stage of life. 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.

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. We have developed a great reputation for offering a straight forward, friendly approach over the 1500+ legally compliant Wills that we have produced. Our services include the possibility of making arrangements for Lasting Powers of Attorney (L P A).

If you were unable to make decisions due to an accident or illness causing a loss of mental capacity then the person you have trusted with power of attorney will be able to look after your financial, welfare and health needs, and to 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 professional will writing service in Hamstreet always ensures that your interests are at the forefront of the discussion.

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

The arguments and disagreements that follow can be heart-breaking at such a difficult time. You may not like how the law distributes your estate if you don’t have a will in place. Your spouse won’t necessarily inherit what you own if you are married with children. Rather, your state may be apportioned between your children and your spouse. As a civil partner, your partner may not inherit anything. Having a will in Hamstreet that is written down is a crucial stepping stone to ensuring that your estate is protected.

Estate Planning Services in Hamstreet

Estate Planning Services in Hamstreet

Brighton Wills and Family Trusts also offer a comprehensive suite of estate planning services alongside our will-writing services. 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 provide you with a service enabling you to put in place Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA). If you have diminished mental capacity then you may need to have estate planning done by someone else trusted by you, and they will need LPA.

Keeping 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. 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. 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. 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 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 act as a self-regulatory body by vetting practitioners through stringent membership requirements, proficiency standards and 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.

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. 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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