Why do I need to make a will?

With no will in place loved ones may face the pressures of legal fees and financial difficulties at the time they are mourning. A will makes it clear what should happen with your assets and can therefore significantly reduce the worry and anxiety that your family will suffer. What are the repercussions of not having a will? Very few people sit down to think about what could happen in the future. 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. However, the inheritance process is not always very satisfactory. It is surprising how common disputes are when relatives begin to fight over a deceased’s 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. Our professional standards are always exemplary, and we work to the high levels required by the body that administers the code of practice for will writing, The Society of Will Writers. Since 2014 we have produced over 1500 lasting Power of attorney documents and Wills and our clients tell us they appreciate our non-stuffy approach to our professional services. And to ensure that you have peace of mind we carry £2 million worth of professional indemnity insurance and can provide you with references, to further assure you of the professionalism of our service.

About Brighton Wills and Family Trusts in Borough-of-Guildford

Our team believes that writing a will in Borough-of-Guildford doesn’t have to be overly formal or a dry experience As a business that is family owned we always wants to provide a warm, friendly and open approach whilst delivering expert advice and professional services.
Founded in 2014, we have years of experience in will writing and estate planning in Borough-of-Guildford, working with satisfied customers in and around Borough-of-Guildford. The will writing services that we offer in Borough-of-Guildford 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.

Throughout all of our work we focus entirely on your best interests and requirements, maintaining the high standards of work through membership of The Society of Will Writers who administrator an industry code of practice. 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 services include the possibility of making arrangements for Lasting Powers of Attorney (L P A).

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 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 provide professional will writing in Borough-of-Guildford, ensuring that we always put your best interests first.

What Happens if I Don't Have a Will in Borough-of-Guildford

With emotions high to begin with, disputes can cause a massive amount of emotional distress at such a difficult time, Without a will, your assets will be divided according to the law, which may not meet your wishes. As someone married and with children, it is not necessarily the case that your spouse will automatically inherit your estate. Instead, your assets may be divided between your spouse and your children. If you aren’t married, then your partner may not be an automatic beneficiary in the eyes of the law. Having a will in Borough-of-Guildford that is written down is a crucial stepping stone to ensuring that your estate is protected.

Estate Planning Services in Borough-of-Guildford

Estate Planning Services in Borough-of-Guildford

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

We can provide you with a service enabling you to put in place Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA). 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 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. When your will has been written, you need to keep it in a place that is safe and where your executors will be able to find it when the time comes. 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 established in 1994 and has, over the years, grown to become the biggest and arguably the best self-regulatory body for estate planners and 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, formed in 1991, is the recognised body for protecting and promoting the will-writing industry, ensuring that the public is safe from the unscrupulous activity of immoral or unqualified will writers.

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. Email us at [email protected] and we will get back to you quickly, or give us a call on 01273 385833 to speak to someone right away. Our services always begin with a free initial consultation, so get in touch and we will book you your first appointment free of charge.

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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