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. A will can protect your family from a lot of worry by protecting your assets. What happens if I don’t have a will? It is not always easy to think about what can happen in the future. Assets can be frozen or lost to the state, and children can be disinherited if the surviving partner remarries. Many people believe that in the absence of a will, the surviving partner or spouse automatically inherits the deceased’s estate. 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 always work to extremely high standards and are members of the body that administers the industry code of practice, The Society of Will Writers. 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 Greatham

We firmly believe that drawing up a will doesn’t need to be a formal, stuffy, arduous process- 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 Greatham have been working with satisfied customers in Greatham. The will writing services that we offer in Greatham Whatever stage of life you are at will writing is a responsible step. Whether you are buying a property, making significant financial decisions, or simply want to feel secure in how your savings will be distributed in the event of your passing, making a will takes away any element of doubt and puts you in control.

Throughout all of our work we focus entirely on your best interests and requirements, maintaining the high standards of work through membership of The Society of Will Writers who administrator an industry code of practice. We have drawn up over 1500 wills and have developed a superb reputation through our friendly, open approach. As part of our services, we can make legal arrangements for Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA).

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 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. We offer professional will writing throughout Greatham, and always ensure that your best interests are represented in the final document.

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

The arguments and disagreements that follow can be heart-breaking at such a difficult time. 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. Instead, your assets may be divided between your spouse and your children. As a civil partner, your partner may not inherit anything. A written will in Greatham is a vital step toward protecting against any eventuality.

Estate Planning Services in Greatham

Estate Planning Services in Greatham

As well as offering will writing, Brighton Wills and Family Trusts also offer a comprehensive range of services related to estate planning. 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 help you set up Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA). 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.

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. After writing it, you need to make sure you keep it in a safe place where your executors (but no one else) can find it when they need it. Your executors can only guarantee that your money, property and assets go to who you want to have them if your will is a) found and b) undamaged. 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

The Institute of Professional Will Writers (IPW) was founded in 1991 as a self-regulatory body to safeguard the public from unqualified practitioners and unethical business practices and has become established as a recognised professional regulating body which promotes the profession of will waiting in the United Kingdom.

If you are interested in finding out more about what Brighton Wills and Family Trusts can help you with, get in touch today. We are available on 01273 385833 or you can email us at [email protected] and we will get back to you ASAP. Our service begins with a free no obligation consultation and we would be happy to book you in for an appointment.

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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