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. Family worry and anxiety can be reduced by making it clear what should happen to your assets through the will. What are the repercussions of not having a will? It is not always easy to think about what can happen in the future. Assets can be lost to the state if frozen, and if a surviving partner remarries then children can even be disinherited. It is a commonly held belief that the spouse or partner is the automatic inheritor of an estate when the deceased has no will. However, the inheritance process is not always very satisfactory. You’d be surprised how often there are disputes and wrangles between relatives over an estate.

Why choose Brighton Wills and Family Trusts?

At the heart of our business we are real people, always striving to meet your best interests. We maintain excellent standards through our membership of The Society of Will Writers, who administer the industry code of practice. Our approach is to be non-stuffy yet professional and that has endeared us to our clients and enabled us to produce over 1500 wills and lasting power of attorney documents for satisfied clients since 2014. 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 Downside

Our staff try to make the will-writing in Downside experience an interesting one Our expert team provides advice and professional services in the context of a warm and friendly family-owned business environment.
Having been established in 2014, we have extensive experience in estate planning and will writing in Downside, and of working with satisfied customers around the Downside region. The will writing services that we offer in Downside Whatever stage you are at in life it is a responsible step to get a will written. Writing a will puts you in control and removes the doubt, whether you are currently buying a property, have grown a large asset base, or just want to feel secure knowing that your assets will be distributed in the way that you want.

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. Within our services we can do all the necessary to make legal arrangements for LPA (Lasting Powers of Attorney).

You can then make a person you trust responsible for your financial health and welfare situation should you be unable to make good judgements due to diminishing mental capacity as a result of accident or illness. It is always sensible to plan for the future, and that means having a will – whether you own a property, are buying a property, want to take a closer look at your estate, or just want to understand how the future will be should you pass away. Our will-writing professionals in Downside ensure that your exact requirements are met in the will that they produce.

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

These arguments can cause a great deal of heartache, tension and force people apart when they should be together. Where there is no will, distribution of your assets will be according to legal guidance, and this may not be exactly what you want. As someone married with children, you would expect your spouse to inherit everything, but this is not necessarily automatically the case. Rather, your state may be apportioned between your children and your spouse. If you aren’t married, then your partner may not be an automatic beneficiary in the eyes of the law. A written will in Downside is a vital step toward protecting against any eventuality.

Estate Planning Services in Downside

Estate Planning Services in Downside

As well as offering will writing, Brighton Wills and Family Trusts also offer a comprehensive range of services related to estate planning. This includes everything from family trusts and probate forms, to prepaid funeral plans to make the difficult emotional time easier on your family.

We can help you set up Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA). If an accident or illness diminishes your capacity to make good judgements then you will need a trusted person to make decisions for you, and it’s easier if you have LPA in place already.

Keeping your will safe It is crucial that your will is stored safely and is readily accessible so that you don’t die officially “intestate”, where no valid will was found to be used following your passing. Once you have your will, you need it stored safely where people can’t randomly access it, but where your executors will be able to find it in order to execute your decisions. 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 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. Alongside offering ongoing training, The Society of Will Writers regulates the industry through stringently vetting potential members of the Society against tight criteria, including proficiency standards.

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.

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. Speak to one of our friendly staff on 01273 385833 or email [email protected] and we will get back to you promptly. 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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