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 helps protect your assets and relieves the debilitating worry your family could face. What are the repercussions of not having a will? Not many people actually think about what could happen in the years following your passing. 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 actual inheritance process can be fraught with difficulties. There are often disputes over an estate between relatives.

Why choose Brighton Wills and Family Trusts?

At the heart of our business we are real people, always striving to meet your best interests. As members of the professional body administering the code of practice for will writers, The Society of Will Writers, we always strive to meet the highest of professional standards. With over 1500 Wills and lasting power of attorney documents produced since 2014, our satisfied customers appreciate our non-stuffy approach to what is a technical and sometimes quite sensitive task. 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 Westenhanger

We firmly believe that drawing up a will doesn’t need to be a formal, stuffy, arduous process- As a family-owned business we take pride in being friendly and open and providing you with expert advice and a professional service.
Since our formation in 2014 we have worked with satisfied customers in Westenhanger, delivering estate planning and will-writing services in Westenhanger through experienced professionals. The full range of will writing services we provide in Westenhanger 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 work to the standards of The Society of Will Writers who sets the industry code of practice and always have your requirements and best interests at heart. Our excellent reputation for will writing has been developed through our honest, open, straightforward approach, which has enabled us to write over 1500 wills. Our experts can also organise the legal arrangements for Lasting Powers of Attorney (L PA) if required.

By choosing a trusted person to make decision for you in the event that you have a loss of mental capacity due to illness or an accident, you can ensure that your health, financial affairs and welfare are in good hands. 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 will-writing professionals in Westenhanger ensure that your exact requirements are met in the will that they produce.

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

These arguments can cause a great deal of heartache, tension and force people apart when they should be together. 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. Your spouse won’t necessarily inherit what you own if you are married with children. Your assets may be distributed around your spouse and children. As a civil partner, your partner may not inherit anything. A will can protect your estate from almost any eventuality.

Estate Planning Services in Westenhanger

Estate Planning Services in Westenhanger

As well as offering high-quality will writing, Brighton Wills and Family Trust is happy to provide a full selection of estate planning services. This includes everything from family trusts and probate forms, to prepaid funeral plans to make the difficult emotional time easier on your family.

Our professionals can sort out the legalities of Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) for you. 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 safe storage and ease of access of your will is crucial in order to ensure that you don’t die “intestate”, without a valid will being found. 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. 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 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. Through stringent professional entry requirements for membership, and vetting of standards of proficiency, the Society of Will Writers provides an important self-regulatory function for the will-writing industry. They also provide ongoing training.

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. Speak to one of our friendly staff on 01273 385833 or email [email protected] and we will get back to you promptly. Will be more than happy to book you in for a free no obligation initial consultation.

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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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