Why do I need to 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 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 lost to the state if frozen, and if a surviving partner remarries then children can even be disinherited. It is a common belief that is when there no will in place the spouse or surviving partner is bequeathed the deceased’s estate as a matter of course. 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?

Your best interests are at the centre of the services that we provide, and we strive to always be fair, open, transparent and humane in the way we deal with you. We maintain excellent standards through our membership of The Society of Will Writers, who administer the industry code of practice. Our professional, yet non-stuffy approach is a testament to the hundreds of satisfied clients who have chosen Brighton Wills and Family Trusts to write over 1500 wills and Lasting Power of Attorney documents since 2014. 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 Longcross

We don’t believe that the process of writing a will in Longcross has to be stuffy and boring Our expert team provides advice and professional services in the context of a warm and friendly family-owned business environment.
Founded in 2014, we have years of experience in will writing and estate planning in Longcross, working with satisfied customers in and around Longcross. The services we offer for will writing in Longcross Whatever stage you are at in life it is a responsible step to get a will written. 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. We have built up a fantastic reputation from having a straightforward approach, and writing more than 1500 legally compliant Wills. As part of our services, we can make legal arrangements for Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA).

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. Our professional will writing service in Longcross always ensures that your interests are at the forefront of the discussion.

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

At such an emotionally charged time these arguments can cause much heartache. 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. 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. If you aren’t married, then your partner may not be an automatic beneficiary in the eyes of the law. Having a will in Longcross that is written down is a crucial stepping stone to ensuring that your estate is protected.

Estate Planning Services in Longcross

Estate Planning Services in Longcross

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 make the required provisions for the legality of Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA). You may need to plan your estate so that someone you trust has an LPA in the event that you have diminished mental capacity due to illness or accident.

How will your will be stored? The safe storage and ease of access of your will is crucial in order to ensure that you don’t die “intestate”, without a valid will being found. When your will has been written, you need to keep it in a place that is safe and where your executors will be able to find it when the time comes. The people that you want to inherit your money and possessions might not be able to do so if your will is damaged or if it can’t be found by your executors after you have died. 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 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

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. Speak to one of our friendly staff on 01273 385833 or email [email protected] and we will get back to you promptly. The first step is a free consultation with no obligations, and we will be more than happy to book you your appointment today.

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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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