What are the reasons for needing 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 can protect your family from a lot of worry by protecting your assets. 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 can be frozen or lost to the state, and children can be disinherited if the surviving partner remarries. Many people believe that in the absence of a will, the surviving partner or spouse automatically inherits the deceased’s estate. The process isn’t always as easy as you may think. Disputes between relatives over a deceased person’s estate are surprisingly common.

Why choose Brighton Wills and Family Trusts?

Your best interests are at the centre of the services that we provide, and we strive to always be fair, open, transparent and humane in the way we deal with you. We maintain excellent standards through our membership of The Society of Will Writers, who administer the industry code of practice. 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 Westwood

Our team believes that writing a will in Westwood doesn’t have to be overly formal or a dry experience 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 Westwood, delivering estate planning and will-writing services in Westwood through experienced professionals. The full range of will writing services we provide in Westwood Wills are a responsible thing to do at any stage of life. 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.

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. We have built up a fantastic reputation from having a straightforward approach, and writing more than 1500 legally compliant Wills. As part of our services, we can make legal arrangements for Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA).

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. 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 Westwood ensure that your exact requirements are met in the will that they produce.

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

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. Even if you are married with children, your spouse won’t necessarily automatically be the beneficiary of all that you own. Your assets may be distributed around your spouse and children. As a civil partner, your partner may not inherit anything. Having a will in Westwood is crucial to protect against anything you don’t want happening to your estate.

Estate Planning Services in Westwood

Estate Planning Services in Westwood

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). If you have diminished mental capacity due to an illness, or because you have an accident, you may need a trusted person to have LPA and it will make it a lot easier if this is organised prior to the life changing event occurring.

Keeping your will safe 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 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 executors can only guarantee that your money, property and assets go to who you want to have them if your will is a) found and b) undamaged. We will take a look at your requirements and give you advice as to whether you should use our will storage service, whether you should use the probate service, or whether you should give your Will to a third-party solicitor.

About the Society of Will Writers

The Society was formed all the way back in 1994 and has gone on to be the leading and the largest body regulating will writers and estate planners. 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.

For more information and if you would like to learn more about what Brighton Wills and Family Trusts can do for you, please contact us today. You can call us on 01273 385833 or email [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 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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