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. Without a will what is likely to happen? It’s not easy to think about the future and what could happen without a will. 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. 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. 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 are members of The Society of Will Writers, which administers best practice and the code of practice for will writing, and we always ensure we meet and exceed the stringent standards laid out by our professional body. 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 our professional indemnity insurance of £2 million should give you peace of mind, alongside reviewing some references from previous clients should you wish to peruse them.

About Brighton Wills and Family Trusts in Herne

We firmly believe that drawing up a will doesn’t need to be a formal, stuffy, arduous process- As a business that is family owned we always wants to provide a warm, friendly and open approach whilst delivering expert advice and professional services.
We have been assisting people in writing wills and providing estate planning in Herne to happy customers in Herne since our formation in 2014. Will writing services offered in Herne Whichever stage of life you have reached now is a good time to write a will. 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.

In everything we do we always have your best interests at heart, and focus on your requirements, maintaining high standards of work representative of our membership of The Society of Will Writers who are responsible for the code of practice for the industry. We have built up a fantastic reputation from having a straightforward approach, and writing more than 1500 legally compliant Wills. Within our services we can do all the necessary to make legal arrangements for LPA (Lasting Powers of Attorney).

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. We offer professional will writing throughout Herne, and always ensure that your best interests are represented in the final document.

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

With emotions high to begin with, disputes can cause a massive amount of emotional distress at such a difficult time, Assets will be distributed according to the law when there is no will in place, and this may not be how you want things to proceed. If you’re married with children, your spouse may not automatically inherit everything you own. Instead, your assets may be divided between your spouse and your children. As a civil partner, your partner may not inherit anything. Writing a will in Herne can protect your assets from just about any eventuality.

Estate Planning Services in Herne

Estate Planning Services in Herne

Alongside our professional will-writing services, at Brighton Wills and Family Trusts we are experts in providing a wide range of estate planning services. From family trusts and probate forms to prepaid funerals, we offer a range of services that make estate planning easier, and that takes the strain of your family during the emotional time after passing.

We can provide you with a service enabling you to put in place 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.

Keeping your will The way in which your will is stored and is readily accessible could make the difference between you having a legally binding and accessible will, or dying “intestate”, due to your will not being found or usable at the time of your estate’s distribution. 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. Your will must be found by your executors and must not be damaged in order for them to guarantee that the people that you want to get your money, assets and property will get them distributed to them as you desire. 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 regulates both estate planners and will writers, and has developed into the largest regulatory body for the industry of will writing. 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.

If you are interested in finding out more about what Brighton Wills and Family Trusts can help you with, get in touch today. You can either call us on 01273 385833, or email us at our address [email protected]. The first step is a free consultation with no obligations, and we will be more than happy to book you your appointment 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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