Why should I make 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 helps protect your assets and relieves the debilitating worry your family could face. If I don’t draw up a will what can happen? Few people consider what could happen in the months and years that follow. Assets may be taken away by the state or frozen in lieu of court judgements, and also, if a surviving partner remarries, then it is very possible that your children don’t get the inheritance that you would have liked them to have. Most people assume that the spouse inherits everything when there is no will drawn up. The process through which this happens is not always easy though. You’d be surprised how often there are disputes and wrangles between relatives over an estate.

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. 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 we maintain £2 million of professional indemnity insurance to ensure that you can have peace of mind, and always more than happy to provide you with references should you wish to get a grasp of the work we have done in the past.

About Brighton Wills and Family Trusts in Otford

We believe that writing a will in Otford does not need to be a stuffy or formal experience As a family-owned business we take pride in being friendly and open and providing you with expert advice and a professional service.
From the time we opened our doors in 2014, our massively experienced will-writing and estate planning professionals in Otford have been working with satisfied customers in Otford. Will writing services offered in Otford Will writing is responsible step at all stages of your 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 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. As part of our services, we can make legal arrangements for Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA).

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. 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. Our will writing service in Otford will always ensure that your exact wishes and your best interests are represented in the will produced.

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

The disagreements and arguments that take place can break people’s hearts when emotions are so charged. 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. Your spouse won’t necessarily inherit what you own if you are married with children. Your spouse may benefit, but assets may also be distributed amongst your children. If you aren’t married, then your partner may not be an automatic beneficiary in the eyes of the law. A written will in Otford is a vital step toward protecting against any eventuality.

Estate Planning Services in Otford

Estate Planning Services in Otford

As well as offering high-quality will writing, Brighton Wills and Family Trust is happy to provide a full selection of estate planning 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 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.

Storing 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 executors need your will to be undamaged, and within easy access when the time comes, so you need to store it safely and somewhere where other people won’t be able to access it before the required time. 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. Alongside offering ongoing training, The Society of Will Writers regulates the industry through stringently vetting potential members of the Society against tight criteria, including proficiency standards.

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.

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. Speak to one of our friendly staff on 01273 385833 or email [email protected] and we will get back to you promptly. 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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