Why should I 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 makes it clear what should happen with your assets and can therefore significantly reduce the worry and anxiety that your family will suffer. What are the repercussions of not having a will? 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 common belief that is when there no will in place the spouse or surviving partner is bequeathed the deceased’s estate as a matter of course. However, the inheritance process is not always very satisfactory. Disputes between relatives over a deceased person’s estate are surprisingly common.
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. 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 to ensure that you have peace of mind we carry £2 million worth of professional indemnity insurance and can provide you with references, to further assure you of the professionalism of our service.
About Brighton Wills and Family Trusts in Shillinglee
Our staff try to make the will-writing in Shillinglee experience an interesting one As a business that is family owned we strive to provide a friendly, welcoming, professional service, offering appropriate, expert advice.
We have been assisting people in writing wills and providing estate planning in Shillinglee to happy customers in Shillinglee since our formation in 2014. Will writing services offered in Shillinglee Wills are a responsible thing to do at any stage of life. 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 developed a great reputation for offering a straight forward, friendly approach over the 1500+ legally compliant Wills that we have produced. As part of our services, we can make legal arrangements for Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA).
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 Shillinglee always ensures that your interests are at the forefront of the discussion.
What Happens if I Don't Have a Will in Shillinglee
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. Your spouse may benefit, but assets may also be distributed amongst your children. The law won’t necessarily recognise your partner an inheritor if you are not married. Having a will in Shillinglee is crucial to protect against anything you don’t want happening to your estate.
Estate Planning Services in Shillinglee
As well as offering high-quality will writing, Brighton Wills and Family Trust is happy to provide a full selection of estate planning services. We offer everything from probate forms and family trusts, to plans for prepaying funerals in order to make life easier for your family at that distressing time.
We can provide you with a service enabling you to put in place 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. 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. 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. We will take a look at your requirements and give you advice as to whether you should use our will storage service, whether you should use the probate service, or whether you should give your Will to a third-party solicitor.
About the Society of Will Writers
The Society of Will Writers was established in 1994 and has, over the years, grown to become the biggest and arguably the best self-regulatory body for estate planners and 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.
For more information and if you would like to learn more about what Brighton Wills and Family Trusts can do for you, please contact us today. You can call us on 01273 385833 or email [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Will be more than happy to book you in for a free no obligation initial consultation.
“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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