Why do I need to make a will?

If you were to pass without a will it could cause financial difficulties, the responsibility for legal fees and many other pressures that fall to your loved ones at the 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 can happen if I don’t make a will? Not many people actually think about what could happen in the years following your passing. Assets can be frozen or lost to the state, and children can be disinherited if the surviving partner remarries. It is a commonly held belief that the spouse or partner is the automatic inheritor of an estate when the deceased has no will. The process isn’t always as easy as you may think. A deceased person’s estate is often the source of a lot of fighting and resentment when it comes to families distributing assets and wealth.

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. 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 we maintain £2 million of professional indemnity insurance to ensure that you can have peace of mind, and always more than happy to provide you with references should you wish to get a grasp of the work we have done in the past.

About Brighton Wills and Family Trusts in Claygate

We believe that writing a will in Claygate does not need to be a stuffy or formal experience A family owned business with experienced professionals, we strive to offer open and friendly expert advice through all our professional services.
We have been assisting people in writing wills and providing estate planning in Claygate to happy customers in Claygate since our formation in 2014. Our full range of will writing services in Claygate Whichever stage of life you have reached now is a good time to write a will. 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.

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 offer professional will writing throughout Claygate, and always ensure that your best interests are represented in the final document.

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

At such an emotionally charged time these arguments can cause much heartache. You may not like how the law distributes your estate if you don’t have a will in place. 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. The law won’t necessarily recognise your partner an inheritor if you are not married. Having a will in Claygate is crucial to protect against anything you don’t want happening to your estate.

Estate Planning Services in Claygate

Estate Planning Services in Claygate

As well as offering high-quality will writing, Brighton Wills and Family Trust is happy to provide a full selection of estate planning services. From family trusts and probate forms to prepaid funerals, we offer a range of services that make estate planning easier, and that takes the strain of your family during the emotional time after passing.

We can provide you with a service enabling you to put in place Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA). You may wish to put an arrangement for an LPA in place in the event that you need a trusted person to make health, welfare and financial decisions if you have suffered loss of mental capacity due to either accident or illness.

How will your will be stored? Having your will stored safely and it being easily to locate could be the difference between officially dying “intestate”, and seeming to not have a valid will in place, and immediately having a valid, legally binding will available. After writing it, you need to make sure you keep it in a safe place where your executors (but no one else) can find it when they need it. 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 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 provides ongoing training, and provides a self-regulatory function for the industry through thoroughly vetting potential members against very tight criteria and proficiency standards.

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.

To get more information about what Brighton Wills and Family Trusts does, and how we may be able to help you, get in touch today. 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.

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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