Why should I make a will?
With no will in place loved ones may face the pressures of legal fees and financial difficulties at the time they are mourning. A will helps protect your assets and relieves the debilitating worry your family could face. If I don’t draw up a will what can happen? Few people consider what could happen in the months and years that follow. 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 actual inheritance process can be fraught with difficulties. 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. 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. Our approach is to be non-stuffy yet professional and that has endeared us to our clients and enabled us to produce over 1500 wills and lasting power of attorney documents for satisfied clients since 2014. 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 Henfield
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 always wants to provide a warm, friendly and open approach whilst delivering expert advice and professional services.
Since our formation in 2014 we have worked with satisfied customers in Henfield, delivering estate planning and will-writing services in Henfield through experienced professionals. Will writing services offered in Henfield Whichever stage of life you have reached now is a good time to write a will. Whether you have significant financial decisions to make, are buying a property, have just sold a business, or just want to feel a little more confident about the way your assets will be distributed if you were to pass, drawing up a will removes doubt, puts you in control and gives you peace of mind.
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 drawn up over 1500 wills and have developed a superb reputation through our friendly, open approach. Our experts can also organise the legal arrangements for Lasting Powers of Attorney (L PA) if required.
You can then make a person you trust responsible for your financial health and welfare situation should you be unable to make good judgements due to diminishing mental capacity as a result of accident or illness. 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 professional will writing service in Henfield always ensures that your interests are at the forefront of the discussion.
What Happens if I Don't Have a Will in Henfield
The arguments and disagreements that follow can be heart-breaking at such a difficult time. 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. The law won’t necessarily recognise your partner an inheritor if you are not married. Having a will in Henfield that is written down is a crucial stepping stone to ensuring that your estate is protected.
Estate Planning Services in Henfield
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 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.
Keeping your will 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. 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. We will talk to you and find out about your storage situation and advise whether you should use a third-party solicitor, your own will storage service or perhaps lodge your will with the probate service.
About the Society of Will Writers
The Society of Will Writers regulates both estate planners and will writers, and has developed into the largest regulatory body for the industry of will writing. 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, 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.
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. The first step is a free consultation with no obligations, and we will be more than happy to book you your appointment today.
“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.“
Brighton Will Writers & Family Trusts
“Helping you protect what you have worked all your life for”
DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE GUIDE
TO MAKING A WILL