Why should I 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. 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 can happen if I don’t make a will? Very few people sit down to think about what could happen in the future. Assets may be taken away by the state or frozen in lieu of court judgements, and also, if a surviving partner remarries, then it is very possible that your children don’t get the inheritance that you would have liked them to have. 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 actual inheritance process can be fraught with difficulties. It is surprising how common disputes are when relatives begin to fight over a deceased’s estate.

Why choose Brighton Wills and Family Trusts?

Our services are always centred on you, your requirements and your best interests, and are delivered by real people who care. 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 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 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 Ottershaw

Our staff try to make the will-writing in Ottershaw experience an interesting one A family owned business with experienced professionals, we strive to offer open and friendly expert advice through all our professional services.
Since our formation in 2014 we have worked with satisfied customers in Ottershaw, delivering estate planning and will-writing services in Ottershaw through experienced professionals. Our full range of will writing services in Ottershaw Whatever stage of life you are at will writing is a responsible step. 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.

In everything we do we always have your best interests at heart, and focus on your requirements, maintaining high standards of work representative of our membership of The Society of Will Writers who are responsible for the code of practice for the industry. Our excellent reputation for will writing has been developed through our honest, open, straightforward approach, which has enabled us to write over 1500 wills. As part of our services, we can make legal arrangements for Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA).

This allows you to make a trusted person of your choice responsible for your health, welfare and financial affairs in the event you suffer from a loss of mental capacity to make judgements due to illness or accident. Whether you are going through the process of purchasing a new residential or commercial property, thinking about the future of your estate, or just at the stage where you are planning for the long term, it is always a good idea to get a will in place and it’s never too early to plan. Our professional will writing service in Ottershaw always ensures that your interests are at the forefront of the discussion.

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

The arguments and disagreements that follow can be heart-breaking at such a difficult time. 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. Your spouse may benefit, but assets may also be distributed amongst your children. The law won’t necessarily recognise your partner an inheritor if you are not married. A written will in Ottershaw is a vital step toward protecting against any eventuality.

Estate Planning Services in Ottershaw

Estate Planning Services in Ottershaw

Brighton Wills and Family Trusts are well known for providing professional will-writing services, and also for our excellent range of estate planning 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 help you set up 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.

Keeping your will safe 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 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 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. 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.

For more information and if you would like to learn more about what Brighton Wills and Family Trusts can do for you, please contact us today. We are available on 01273 385833 or you can email us at [email protected] and we will get back to you ASAP. Our services always begin with a free initial consultation, so get in touch and we will book you your first appointment free of charge.

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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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