Why should I make a will?

If you were to pass without a will it could cause financial difficulties, the responsibility for legal fees and many other pressures that fall to your loved ones at the time of mourning. By protecting your assets and making it clear what happens to them, a will can reduce the anxiety that your family experiences. 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. Many people believe that in the absence of a will, the surviving partner or spouse automatically inherits the deceased’s estate. The actual inheritance process can be fraught with difficulties. Disputes between relatives over a deceased person’s estate are surprisingly common.

Why choose Brighton Wills and Family Trusts?

At the heart of our business we are real people, always striving to meet your best interests. 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. Since 2014 we have produced over 1500 lasting Power of attorney documents and Wills and our clients tell us they appreciate our non-stuffy approach to our professional services. And we are more than happy to provide you with suitable references if you want to see them, having £2 million of professional indemnity insurance for your peace of mind.

About Brighton Wills and Family Trusts in Slinfold

We don’t believe that the process of writing a will in Slinfold has to be stuffy and boring As a business that is family owned we strive to provide a friendly, welcoming, professional service, offering appropriate, expert advice.
Having been established in 2014, we have extensive experience in estate planning and will writing in Slinfold, and of working with satisfied customers around the Slinfold region. Will writing services offered in Slinfold Wills are a responsible thing to do at any stage of life. 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.

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. Our excellent reputation for will writing has been developed through our honest, open, straightforward approach, which has enabled us to write over 1500 wills. 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 doesn’t matter whether you are just taking a look at how are your estate will be distributed, if you’re buying a property, thinking about what will happen to it in the future, or just want to make some additional plans, having a will is a sensible decision at any stage of life. We offer professional will writing throughout Slinfold, and always ensure that your best interests are represented in the final document.

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

With emotions high to begin with, disputes can cause a massive amount of emotional distress 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. As someone married with children, you would expect your spouse to inherit everything, but this is not necessarily automatically the case. Instead, your assets may be divided between your spouse and your children. The law won’t necessarily recognise your partner an inheritor if you are not married. Having a will in Slinfold is crucial to protect against anything you don’t want happening to your estate.

Estate Planning Services in Slinfold

Estate Planning Services in Slinfold

Alongside our professional will-writing services, at Brighton Wills and Family Trusts we are experts in providing a wide 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 provide you with a service enabling you to put in place 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. 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. The people that you want to inherit your money and possessions might not be able to do so if your will is damaged or if it can’t be found by your executors after you have died. 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. The Society of Will Writers provides ongoing training, and provides a self-regulatory function for the industry through thoroughly vetting potential members against very tight criteria and 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.

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. Email us at [email protected] and we will get back to you quickly, or give us a call on 01273 385833 to speak to someone right away. Will be more than happy to book you in for a free no obligation initial consultation.

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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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