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 can protect your family from a lot of worry by protecting your assets. What can happen if I don’t make a will? 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. However, the way this happens does not suit everyone. There are often disputes over an estate between relatives.

Why choose Brighton Wills and Family Trusts?

Our services are always centred on you, your requirements and your best interests, and are delivered by real people who care. 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 our professional indemnity insurance of £2 million should give you peace of mind, alongside reviewing some references from previous clients should you wish to peruse them.

About Brighton Wills and Family Trusts in Byfleet

Our team believes that writing a will in Byfleet doesn’t have to be overly formal or a dry experience A family owned business with experienced professionals, we strive to offer open and friendly expert advice through all our professional services.
Since our formation in 2014 we have worked with satisfied customers in Byfleet, delivering estate planning and will-writing services in Byfleet through experienced professionals. Our full range of will writing services in Byfleet Whichever stage of life you have reached now is a good time to write a will. 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. Our excellent reputation for will writing has been developed through our honest, open, straightforward approach, which has enabled us to write over 1500 wills. Within our services we can do all the necessary to make legal arrangements for LPA (Lasting Powers of Attorney).

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. Our will-writing professionals in Byfleet ensure that your exact requirements are met in the will that they produce.

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

With emotions high to begin with, disputes can cause a massive amount of emotional distress at such a difficult time, 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. If you’re married with children, your spouse may not automatically inherit everything you own. Your assets may be distributed around your spouse and children. If you aren’t married, then your partner may not be an automatic beneficiary in the eyes of the law. A will can protect your estate from almost any eventuality.

Estate Planning Services in Byfleet

Estate Planning Services in Byfleet

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 offer everything from probate forms and family trusts, to plans for prepaying funerals in order to make life easier for your family at that distressing time.

Our professionals can sort out the legalities of Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) for you. 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.

How will your will be stored? Being able to safely store and easily locate your will could mean the difference to making a legally valid will that can be accessed and used right away, or dying “intestate” meaning that there was no will or that no will could be 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. 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 regulates both estate planners and will writers, and has developed into the largest regulatory body for the industry of will writing. 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

The public is protected from unscrupulous and unqualified will writers by official bodies including The Institute of Professional Will Writers, who are the recognised body for both protecting and promoting the will writing sector.

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. We are available on 01273 385833 or you can email us at [email protected] and we will get back to you ASAP. Our service begins with a free no obligation consultation and we would be happy to book you in for an appointment.

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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