A Coffee Break with Maplebrook Wills
An interview with Mike Pugh, Founder of Maplebrook Wills
Who are Maplebrook Wills?
Maplebrook Wills Limited. We provide will writing and other related professional services to clients across England and Wales. This includes wills, powers of attorney, trusts and prepaid funeral plans.
What experience do you have in industry?
7 years in the industry. Awarded Top Will Writer UK 2016 & 2017 by the New Leaf Will Writers Federation.
What sets a Will writer apart from a solicitor?
Will writers are often a fraction of the cost of a high street solicitor. As well as this, instead of having to visit a solicitor’s office, a Maplebrook Wills will writer can come to your home at a convenient time. They’ll discuss your needs in detail before drawing up a document, returning when it’s ready to sign. The process takes around two weeks from start to finish and typically involves no more than two hours of your time in total.
What are people normally surprised about when coming to write their Will?
Wills are null and void at marriage. Most people think if they get married the will remains in force. It does not unless written to survive the wedding. That’s why you really need to think about getting your will rewritten after every significant life event – you never know what is round the corner and an old will may not stand up should the worst happen.
At what age should people start thinking about a will?
You should think about creating a will when anything significant happens in your life – for example, if you get married or if you open a business. The most important time to write a will is when you have children. Who will look after them if you don’t come home?
What’s one thing that everyone needs to know about the team at Maplebrook?
If you’re looking to purchase professional services, the most important things that you would look for would be the people that you’re dealing with – the integrity and the technical ability of the advisor. And the team at Maplebrook Wills has both of those in abundance. Maplebrook Wills has an unwavering focus on creating the best document and experience for the client. The will writers at Maplebrook Wills are accredited specialists who’ve written hundreds of wills. They know the exact wording to use for your circumstances, so you can have complete confidence that your assets will be passed on to your family exactly as you intend.
What key information or resources can people find when visiting your website?
Our blogs are a great source of information. They cover a wide range of topics from recent changes in law, to celebrity wills and circumstances, and even information on franchising. We also have a good amount of information on our products. For example, trusts and prepaid funeral plans are services we offer that a lot of people don’t know much about, so our website is a really useful tool for people who are looking to educate themselves a little further on services that they might be interested in.
Anything else you’d like to add?
Will writers are the easiest people to ignore, but at the end of the day, everybody is going to need a will. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.