Why do I need 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 can protect your family from a lot of worry by protecting your assets. What are the repercussions of not having a will? It’s not easy to think about the future and what could happen without a will. 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. Many people believe that in the absence of a will, the surviving partner or spouse automatically inherits the deceased’s estate. The process through which this happens is not always easy though. It is surprising how common disputes are when relatives begin to fight over a deceased’s 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 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 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 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 Margate

We don’t believe that the process of writing a will in Margate has to be stuffy and boring 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 Margate, delivering estate planning and will-writing services in Margate through experienced professionals. The services we offer for will writing in Margate Wills are a responsible thing to do at any stage of life. Having a well-written will can make you feel more in control and can remove doubts and give you peace of mind, whether you are buying a property, selling a business or just want to know that your estate is planned in the event of your passing.

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. Our superb reputation has been built through the writing of over 1500 wills, all legally compliant, with a transparent, friendly, personal approach Our experts can also organise the legal arrangements for Lasting Powers of Attorney (L PA) if required.

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 Margate, and always ensure that your best interests are represented in the final document.

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

These arguments can cause a great deal of heartache, tension and force people apart when they should be together. Without a will, your assets will be divided according to the law, which may not meet your wishes. As someone married with children, you would expect your spouse to inherit everything, but this is not necessarily automatically the case. Your spouse may benefit, but assets may also be distributed amongst your children. As a civil partner, your partner may not inherit anything. Having a will in Margate that is written down is a crucial stepping stone to ensuring that your estate is protected.

Estate Planning Services in Margate

Estate Planning Services in Margate

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.

Our professionals can sort out the legalities of Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) for you. 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.

The accessibility of your will 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. 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. 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. 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 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 Institute of Professional Will Writers has become a highly recognised body for promoting and regulating the will-writing industry, and for protecting people from unethical and unqualified practitioners of will writing.

To get more information about what Brighton Wills and Family Trusts does, and how we may be able to help you, get in touch today. You can call us on 01273 385833 or email [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 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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