What are the reasons for needing 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. If I don’t draw up a will what can happen? Few people consider what could happen in the months and years that follow. Property, money and other assets can be lost to the state or frozen temporarily, and if a spouse remarries then children may not get their inheritance. 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?

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. 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 South-Holmwood

Our team believes that writing a will in South-Holmwood 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 South-Holmwood have been working with satisfied customers in South-Holmwood. The will writing services that we offer in South-Holmwood Wills are a responsible thing to do at any stage of life. Whether you are at the stage where you are buying a property, have built a large investment base, have a business you own or you just want to know that your estate will be distributed how you want, a will gives you more control and 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 superb reputation has been built through the writing of over 1500 wills, all legally compliant, with a transparent, friendly, personal approach If you need to organise Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) then this falls within the remit of our services.

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. 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 South-Holmwood, and always ensure that your best interests are represented in the final document.

What Happens if I Don't Have a Will in South-Holmwood

With emotions high to begin with, disputes can cause a massive amount of emotional distress 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 and with children, it is not necessarily the case that your spouse will automatically inherit your estate. Your spouse may benefit, but assets may also be distributed amongst your children. As a civil partner, your partner may not inherit anything. A will can protect your estate from almost any eventuality.

Estate Planning Services in South-Holmwood

Estate Planning Services in South-Holmwood

Brighton Wills and Family Trusts are well known for providing professional will-writing services, and also for our excellent range of estate planning 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 provide you with a service enabling you to put in place Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA). If you have diminished mental capacity then you may need to have estate planning done by someone else trusted by you, and they will need LPA.

Keeping your will 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. 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. 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 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.

To get more information about what Brighton Wills and Family Trusts does, and how we may be able to help you, get in touch today. We are available on 01273 385833 or you can email us at [email protected] and we will get back to you ASAP. 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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