Why should I make a will?

Passing without a will in place could leave your loved ones facing financial hardship, unbearable pressure and mounting legal fees at a time of 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. Assets can be frozen or lost to the state, and children can be disinherited if the surviving partner remarries. The majority of people believe that the spouse or partner will inherit the estate automatically when the deceased did not have a will in place. However, the way this happens does not suit everyone. It is surprising how common disputes are when relatives begin to fight over a deceased’s estate.

Why choose Brighton Wills and Family Trusts?

We strive at all times to be open and honest and ‘real’, keeping your best interests at the centre of all we do. 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 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 Long-Ditton

We don’t believe that the process of writing a will in Long-Ditton 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 Long-Ditton, working with satisfied customers in and around Long-Ditton. The services we offer for will writing in Long-Ditton Whichever stage of life you have reached now is a good time to write a will. Whether you have significant financial decisions to make, are buying a property, have just sold a business, or just want to feel a little more confident about the way your assets will be distributed if you were to pass, drawing up a will removes doubt, puts you in control and gives you peace of mind.

We work to the standards of The Society of Will Writers who sets the industry code of practice and always have your requirements and best interests at heart. 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 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. We offer professional will writing throughout Long-Ditton, and always ensure that your best interests are represented in the final document.

What Happens if I Don't Have a Will in Long-Ditton

The arguments and disagreements that follow can be heart-breaking 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 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. Having a will in Long-Ditton that is written down is a crucial stepping stone to ensuring that your estate is protected.

Estate Planning Services in Long-Ditton

Estate Planning Services in Long-Ditton

As well as offering will writing, Brighton Wills and Family Trusts also offer a comprehensive range of services related to estate planning. 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 make legal provisions for 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 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. 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 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. 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.

Get in touch with us if you want to find out more about how we can help you with your requirements here at Brighton Wills and Family Trusts. You can call us on 01273 385833 or email [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Our service begins with a free no obligation consultation and we would be happy to book you in for an appointment.

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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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