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 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? It is not always easy to think about what can happen in the future. Assets can be frozen or lost to the state, and children can be disinherited if the surviving partner remarries. Most people assume that the spouse inherits everything when there is no will drawn up. However, the way this happens does not suit everyone. You’d be surprised how often there are disputes and wrangles between relatives over an estate.

Why choose Brighton Wills and Family Trusts?

You will be dealing with real people who have your best interests at the heart of our business. 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 approach is to be non-stuffy yet professional and that has endeared us to our clients and enabled us to produce over 1500 wills and lasting power of attorney documents for satisfied clients 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 Sheldwich

Our staff try to make the will-writing in Sheldwich 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.
From the time we opened our doors in 2014, our massively experienced will-writing and estate planning professionals in Sheldwich have been working with satisfied customers in Sheldwich. The full range of will writing services we provide in Sheldwich Whatever stage you are at in life it is a responsible step to get a will written. Whether you are at the stage where you are buying a property, have built a large investment base, have a business you own or you just want to know that your estate will be distributed how you want, a will gives you more control and peace of mind.

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 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 doesn’t matter whether you are just taking a look at how are your estate will be distributed, if you’re buying a property, thinking about what will happen to it in the future, or just want to make some additional plans, having a will is a sensible decision at any stage of life. We offer professional will writing throughout Sheldwich, and always ensure that your best interests are represented in the final document.

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

The arguments and disagreements that follow can be heart-breaking at such a difficult time. Where there is no will, distribution of your assets will be according to legal guidance, and this may not be exactly what you want. As someone married with children, you would expect your spouse to inherit everything, but this is not necessarily automatically the case. Instead, your children and your spouse may have the assets distributed between them. If you are not married, your partner may not get any of your assets. Having a will in Sheldwich is crucial to protect against anything you don’t want happening to your estate.

Estate Planning Services in Sheldwich

Estate Planning Services in Sheldwich

Brighton Wills and Family Trusts also offer a comprehensive suite of estate planning services alongside our will-writing 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.

We can make the required provisions for the legality of 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 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 is damaged or if your executors can’t find it after your death, then your wishes might not be followed and the people that you want to inherit your possessions and money might not do so. We will talk to you and find out about your storage situation and advise whether you should use a third-party solicitor, your own will storage service or perhaps lodge your will with the probate service.

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. 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. We are available on 01273 385833 or you can email us at [email protected] and we will get back to you ASAP. 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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