Why do I need to make 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. Family worry and anxiety can be reduced by making it clear what should happen to your assets through the will. Without a will what is likely to 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. The process through which this happens is not always easy though. 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. As members of the professional body administering the code of practice for will writers, The Society of Will Writers, we always strive to meet the highest of professional standards. Our satisfied customers have received over 1500 lasting Power of Attorney and will documents and they tell us that they appreciate our personable approach to what is a technical and sometimes quite difficult task. 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 East-Wittering
We don’t believe that the process of writing a will in East-Wittering has to be stuffy and boring 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 East-Wittering to happy customers in East-Wittering since our formation in 2014. Our full range of will writing services in East-Wittering Whatever stage of life you are at will writing is a responsible step. 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 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. 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).
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. 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. Our will writing service in East-Wittering 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 East-Wittering
With emotions high to begin with, disputes can cause a massive amount of emotional distress at such a difficult time, Where there is no will, distribution of your assets will be according to legal guidance, and this may not be exactly what you want. Even if you are married with children, your spouse won’t necessarily automatically be the beneficiary of all that you own. Your spouse may benefit, but assets may also be distributed amongst your children. As a civil partner, your partner may not inherit anything. A written will in East-Wittering is a vital step toward protecting against any eventuality.
Estate Planning Services in East-Wittering
Brighton Wills and Family Trusts are well known for providing professional will-writing services, and also for our excellent range of estate planning services. We can help you whether you need probate forms or family trusts, or want to have prepaid funeral arrangements in order to reduce the burden on your family at your passing.
We can make legal provisions for 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? Being able to safely store and easily locate your will could mean the difference to making a legally valid will that can be accessed and used right away, or dying “intestate” meaning that there was no will or that no will could be found. Once you have your will, you need it stored safely where people can’t randomly access it, but where your executors will be able to find it in order to execute your decisions. 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. 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 founded in 1994 and has since grown to become not only the largest, but also the leading self-regulatory body governing will writers and estate planners alike. Through stringent professional entry requirements for membership, and vetting of standards of proficiency, the Society of Will Writers provides an important self-regulatory function for the will-writing industry. They also provide ongoing training.
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.
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. Speak to one of our friendly staff on 01273 385833 or email [email protected] and we will get back to you promptly. For a free no obligation consultation, book your appointment with us today.
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“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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