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 helps protect your assets and relieves the debilitating worry your family could face. 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. Many people believe that in the absence of a will, the surviving partner or spouse automatically inherits the deceased’s estate. The process isn’t always as easy as you may think. 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 are members of The Society of Will Writers, which administers best practice and the code of practice for will writing, and we always ensure we meet and exceed the stringent standards laid out by our professional body. With over 1500 Wills and lasting power of attorney documents produced since 2014, our satisfied customers appreciate our non-stuffy approach to what is a technical and sometimes quite sensitive task. 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 Oxshott

Our team believes that writing a will in Oxshott doesn’t have to be overly formal or a dry experience As a business that is family owned we always wants to provide a warm, friendly and open approach whilst delivering expert advice and professional services.
From the time we opened our doors in 2014, our massively experienced will-writing and estate planning professionals in Oxshott have been working with satisfied customers in Oxshott. The full range of will writing services we provide in Oxshott Will writing is responsible step at all stages of your life. 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.

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. Our superb reputation has been built through the writing of over 1500 wills, all legally compliant, with a transparent, friendly, personal approach 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. 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. We offer professional will writing throughout Oxshott, and always ensure that your best interests are represented in the final document.

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

At such an emotionally charged time these arguments can cause much heartache. Without a will, your assets will be divided according to the law, which may not meet your wishes. As someone married and with children, it is not necessarily the case that your spouse will automatically inherit your estate. Instead, your children and your spouse may have the assets distributed between them. If you are not married, your partner may not get any of your assets. A will can protect your estate from almost any eventuality.

Estate Planning Services in Oxshott

Estate Planning Services in Oxshott

Brighton Wills and Family Trusts also offer a comprehensive suite of estate planning services alongside our will-writing services. Whether you need family trusts or probate forms, or want to prepay a funeral to take the strain off your family in the future, we can help.

We can make the required provisions for the legality of 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.

How will your will be stored? 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. 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. If your will cannot be found, or if it is damaged in any way, your executors will not be able to guarantee that your wishes will be instigated and the people that you want to benefit from your state will not be able to do so in the manner in which you have laid out. 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 established in 1994 and has, over the years, grown to become the biggest and arguably the best self-regulatory body for estate planners and will writing. The Society is a self-regulatory body that vets potential members through stringent criteria and standards of proficiency and provides ongoing training.

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 extra info about what we do here at Brighton Wills and Family Trusts please contact us. Speak to one of our friendly staff on 01273 385833 or email [email protected] and we will get back to you promptly. Will be more than happy to book you in for a free no obligation initial consultation.

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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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