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. If I don’t draw up a will what can happen? Not many people actually think about what could happen in the years following your passing. Property, cash, investments and other assets may be frozen or the state may claim some or a portion of them, and if a partner remarries then your children may not get the inheritance that you want 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. A deceased person’s estate is often the source of a lot of fighting and resentment when it comes to families distributing assets and wealth.
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 maintain excellent standards through our membership of The Society of Will Writers, who administer the industry code of practice. 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 we are more than happy to provide you with suitable references if you want to see them, having £2 million of professional indemnity insurance for your peace of mind.
About Brighton Wills and Family Trusts in Cuckfield
Our team believes that writing a will in Cuckfield 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.
We have been assisting people in writing wills and providing estate planning in Cuckfield to happy customers in Cuckfield since our formation in 2014. The services we offer for will writing in Cuckfield Whatever stage of life you are at will writing is a responsible step. 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. We have developed a great reputation for offering a straight forward, friendly approach over the 1500+ legally compliant Wills that we have produced. Our services include the possibility of making arrangements for Lasting Powers of Attorney (L P A).
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 important to have a plan in place at every stage of life, whether you are buying a new property, trying to understand how are your estate would be split, or are just simply trying to have a bit of control for the future. We offer professional will writing throughout Cuckfield, and always ensure that your best interests are represented in the final document.
What Happens if I Don't Have a Will in Cuckfield
These arguments can cause a great deal of heartache, tension and force people apart when they should be together. You may not like how the law distributes your estate if you don’t have a will in place. Your spouse won’t necessarily inherit what you own if you are married with children. Rather, your state may be apportioned between your children and your spouse. If you aren’t married, then your partner may not be an automatic beneficiary in the eyes of the law. A written will in Cuckfield is a vital step toward protecting against any eventuality.
Estate Planning Services in Cuckfield
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 help you set up Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA). 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 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 is damaged or if your executors can’t find it after your death, then your wishes might not be followed and the people that you want to inherit your possessions and money might not do so. It might be a good idea to store your will with the probate service, a separate solicitor or with our own storage service for wills – we can advise you on the best option.
About the Society of Will Writers
The Society was formed all the way back in 1994 and has gone on to be the leading and the largest body regulating will writers and estate planners. 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.
Get in touch with us if you want to find out more about how we can help you with your requirements here at Brighton Wills and Family Trusts. Speak to one of our friendly staff on 01273 385833 or email [email protected] and we will get back to you promptly. Our service begins with a free no obligation consultation and we would be happy to book you in for an appointment.
“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.”
“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!”
”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.“
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