Why do I need to make a will?

Passing without a will in place could leave your loved ones facing financial hardship, unbearable pressure and mounting legal fees at a time of mourning A will makes it clear what should happen with your assets and can therefore significantly reduce the worry and anxiety that your family will suffer. What can happen if I don’t make a will? Very few people sit down to think about what could happen in the future. 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. Most people assume that the spouse inherits everything when there is no will drawn up. The actual inheritance process can be fraught with difficulties. There are often disputes over an estate between relatives.

Why choose Brighton Wills and Family Trusts?

Our services are always centred on you, your requirements and your best interests, and are delivered by real people who care. Our professional standards are always exemplary, and we work to the high levels required by the body that administers the code of practice for will writing, The Society of Will Writers. 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 for your peace of mind, we carry professional and indemnity insurance of £2 million, and we are always happy to provide references if required.

About Brighton Wills and Family Trusts in Findon-Valley

We don’t believe that the process of writing a will in Findon-Valley has to be stuffy and boring Our expert team provides advice and professional services in the context of a warm and friendly family-owned business environment.
Founded in 2014, we have years of experience in will writing and estate planning in Findon-Valley, working with satisfied customers in and around Findon-Valley. Will writing services offered in Findon-Valley Wills are a responsible thing to do at any stage of life. 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.

In everything we do we always have your best interests at heart, and focus on your requirements, maintaining high standards of work representative of our membership of The Society of Will Writers who are responsible for the code of practice for the industry. 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).

By choosing a trusted person to make decision for you in the event that you have a loss of mental capacity due to illness or an accident, you can ensure that your health, financial affairs and welfare are in good hands. 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. We offer professional will writing throughout Findon-Valley, and always ensure that your best interests are represented in the final document.

What Happens if I Don't Have a Will in Findon-Valley

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. As someone married and with children, it is not necessarily the case that your spouse will automatically inherit your estate. Instead, your assets may be divided between your spouse and 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 Findon-Valley is crucial to protect against anything you don’t want happening to your estate.

Estate Planning Services in Findon-Valley

Estate Planning Services in Findon-Valley

Brighton Wills and Family Trusts also offer a comprehensive suite of estate planning services alongside our will-writing 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 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.

Storing your will 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. 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. Your will must be found by your executors and must not be damaged in order for them to guarantee that the people that you want to get your money, assets and property will get them distributed to them as you desire. 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. Alongside offering ongoing training, The Society of Will Writers regulates the industry through stringently vetting potential members of the Society against tight criteria, including proficiency standards.

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. You can call us on 01273 385833 or email [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Our services always begin with a free initial consultation, so get in touch and we will book you your first appointment free of charge.

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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