Why should I make 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. By protecting your assets and making it clear what happens to them, a will can reduce the anxiety that your family experiences. What are the repercussions of not having a will? It’s not easy to think about the future and what could happen without a will. 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. Disputes between relatives over a deceased person’s estate are surprisingly common.

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. 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 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 Elstead

We don’t believe that the process of writing a will in Elstead has to be stuffy and boring As a family-owned business we take pride in being friendly and open and providing you with expert advice and a professional service.
Founded in 2014, we have years of experience in will writing and estate planning in Elstead, working with satisfied customers in and around Elstead. Will writing services offered in Elstead Will writing is responsible step at all stages of your 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 always maintain high standards and meet the code of practice of The Society of Will Writers, which we’re members of, and keep your requirements and best interests in keen focus. We have developed a great reputation for offering a straight forward, friendly approach over the 1500+ legally compliant Wills that we have produced. 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 is always important to have a plan in place at every stage of life, whether you are buying a new property, trying to understand how are your estate would be split, or are just simply trying to have a bit of control for the future. We provide professional will writing in Elstead, ensuring that we always put your best interests first.

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

These arguments can cause a great deal of heartache, tension and force people apart when they should be together. 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. 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. If you are not married, your partner may not get any of your assets. A written will in Elstead is a vital step toward protecting against any eventuality.

Estate Planning Services in Elstead

Estate Planning Services in Elstead

Brighton Wills and Family Trusts also offer a comprehensive suite of estate planning services alongside our will-writing services. 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 make legal provisions for 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.

Keeping your will 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 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. We will assess your requirements and advise whether lodging your will with the probate service, a third party sister or if your own will storage service is the best option.

About the Society of Will Writers

The Society of will writers was formed over 25 years ago in 1994, and has developed into the largest, and a widely respected body for regulating estate planning and will writers. 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.

If you are interested in finding out more about what Brighton Wills and Family Trusts can help you with, get in touch today. You can call us on 01273 385833 or email [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Will be more than happy to book you in for a free no obligation initial consultation.

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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