Why do I need to make a will?

If you haven’t got a will then your family and other loved ones could face escalating legal fees, financial problems and other pressures even while they are still mourning. Family worry and anxiety can be reduced by making it clear what should happen to your assets through the will. What happens if I don’t have a will? Not many people actually think about what could happen in the years following your passing. 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. 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 process isn’t always as easy as you may think. It is surprising how common disputes are when relatives begin to fight over a deceased’s estate.

Why choose Brighton Wills and Family Trusts?

You will be dealing with real people who have your best interests at the heart of our business. 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 Westfield

Our team believes that writing a will in Westfield doesn’t have to be overly formal or a dry experience As a business that is family owned we strive to provide a friendly, welcoming, professional service, offering appropriate, expert advice.
From the time we opened our doors in 2014, our massively experienced will-writing and estate planning professionals in Westfield have been working with satisfied customers in Westfield. Will writing services offered in Westfield Whatever stage you are at in life it is a responsible step to get a will written. Having a well-written will can make you feel more in control and can remove doubts and give you peace of mind, whether you are buying a property, selling a business or just want to know that your estate is planned in the event of your passing.

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 Our services include the possibility of making arrangements for Lasting Powers of Attorney (L P A).

You can then make a person you trust responsible for your financial health and welfare situation should you be unable to make good judgements due to diminishing mental capacity as a result of accident or illness. It doesn’t matter whether you are just taking a look at how are your estate will be distributed, if you’re buying a property, thinking about what will happen to it in the future, or just want to make some additional plans, having a will is a sensible decision at any stage of life. Our professional will writing service in Westfield always ensures that your interests are at the forefront of the discussion.

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

These arguments can cause a great deal of heartache, tension and force people apart when they should be together. Assets will be distributed according to the law when there is no will in place, and this may not be how you want things to proceed. If you’re married with children, your spouse may not automatically inherit everything you own. Your spouse may benefit, but assets may also be distributed amongst your children. If you aren’t married, then your partner may not be an automatic beneficiary in the eyes of the law. Having a will in Westfield that is written down is a crucial stepping stone to ensuring that your estate is protected.

Estate Planning Services in Westfield

Estate Planning Services in Westfield

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.

Our professionals can sort out the legalities of Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) for you. 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 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 executors need your will to be undamaged, and within easy access when the time comes, so you need to store it safely and somewhere where other people won’t be able to access it before the required time. 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 take a look at your requirements and give you advice as to whether you should use our will storage service, whether you should use the probate service, or whether you should give your Will to a third-party solicitor.

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 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 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.

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. 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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