Why do I need to make a will?

If you were to pass without a will it could cause financial difficulties, the responsibility for legal fees and many other pressures that fall to your loved ones at the time of mourning. Family worry and anxiety can be reduced by making it clear what should happen to your assets through the will. If I don’t draw up a will what can happen? 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. However, the inheritance process is not always very satisfactory. It is surprising how common disputes are when relatives begin to fight over a deceased’s estate.

Why choose Brighton Wills and Family Trusts?

We strive at all times to be open and honest and ‘real’, keeping your best interests at the centre of all we do. 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 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 Weston-Green

Our team believes that writing a will in Weston-Green doesn’t have to be overly formal or a dry experience As a family-owned business we take pride in being friendly and open and providing you with expert advice and a professional service.
From the time we opened our doors in 2014, our massively experienced will-writing and estate planning professionals in Weston-Green have been working with satisfied customers in Weston-Green. The full range of will writing services we provide in Weston-Green 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 always maintain high standards and meet the code of practice of The Society of Will Writers, which we’re members of, and keep your requirements and best interests in keen focus. 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 unable to make decisions due to an accident or illness causing a loss of mental capacity then the person you have trusted with power of attorney will be able to look after your financial, welfare and health needs, and to make decisions on your behalf. No matter whether you are buying a new property, taking a closer look at your estate, or simply planning for future, it is sensible to have a will at any stage of your life, and it is never too early to have a plan in place. Our will writing service in Weston-Green will always ensure that your exact wishes and your best interests are represented in the will produced.

What Happens if I Don't Have a Will in Weston-Green

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. Your spouse may benefit, but assets may also be distributed amongst your children. If you aren’t married to your partner, then they may not get an inheritance from you. Having a will in Weston-Green that is written down is a crucial stepping stone to ensuring that your estate is protected.

Estate Planning Services in Weston-Green

Estate Planning Services in Weston-Green

As well as offering will writing, Brighton Wills and Family Trusts also offer a comprehensive range of services related to estate planning. 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 provide you with a service enabling you to put in place 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 The way in which your will is stored and is readily accessible could make the difference between you having a legally binding and accessible will, or dying “intestate”, due to your will not being found or usable at the time of your estate’s distribution. 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 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 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 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. You can either call us on 01273 385833, or email us at our address [email protected]. 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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