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MGF Wills - Marie Forkan Founder

WHY CHOOSE MGF WILLS & ESTATE PLANNING?

Marie Forkan is a qualified Lawyer covering the Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire borders and surrounding towns. She specialises in Will Writing, Trusts, Lasting Power of Attorney, Funeral Planning and Probate.

Marie studied the CILEx Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma in Law and Practice and was delighted to accept the Fellowship grade of membership with the Society of Will Writers. There are only 32 members nationally who have been awarded the Fellowship grade of membership.

“The commitment you have demonstrated, not only to the Society but also to the Will Writing Profession, is clearly influenced by your own personal experiences, and when combined with your qualifications and technical knowledge, this makes you just the type of Member we’re looking for to hold the grade of Fellow.”

– Anthony Belcher, Director of the Society of Will Writers

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Hannah Dunmall
Hannah Dunmall
04/03/2021
Verified
I would highly recommend MGF. Marie guided us kindly and professionally from the first initial phone call to the final signing. She provided an un-pressured, user friendly service, that was very personal and efficient. We were very ignorant around the whole subject of wills and lasting powers of attorney, but Marie always made us feel that no question was a stupid one, and gave her time and attention to ensure we understood all that was involved. We have peace of mind now that we have everything in order, and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Marie.
Nicole Falleur
Nicole Falleur
26/02/2021
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I found this lady's business on an online search for a local will writer / solicitor for my Mother & I to write our wills after having not so positive experiences with previous companies we'd tried & Mum preferred to relate to a lady & I found that she was in our area & the only 1 who had 100% 5* Star ratings from all her customers who'd left reviews ! So we contacted her & went from there ! 🙂 We could not have found or wished for anyone better ! She offers such a personal service & is so easy to communicate with & is very knowledgeable & goes "the extra mile", nothing seems too much trouble & despite being a very busy woman, she gives as many extra hours of her time as her clients need & she does it all at a set fee ! She does not charge extra add on, additional charges for every hour, phonecall, Zoom call, visit, paperwork she does for you, she keeps to the very competitive price she quoted at the outset, which we found most unusual & refreshingly nice & welcome & very much appreciated indeed, no hidden charges or fear of nasty, frightening financial surprises ! She is such a very lovely person, personable, natural & relaxed to deal with, competent & efficient, keeps her word & punctual, doesn't let you down. We couldn't find better & she truly exceeded our expectations & we will use her again as she offers multiple legal services as listed on her website. Thank you Marie !
Victoria Shortland
Victoria Shortland
26/02/2021
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Fabulous service from MGF Wills and Estate Planning. Marie was very helpful and answered our many many questions very patiently! I felt that Marie really knows her stuff and is very reasonably priced. Highly recommended.
Mr Clive Wills
Mr Clive Wills
12/02/2021
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My wife and I had Mirror Wills drawn up. Marie was very professional, friendly and excellent communication throughout. She talked us through all aspects of wills. A very straightforward process and job done promptly. Completed in a Covid safe way. We would definitely recommend MGF.
Lissy Evett
Lissy Evett
11/02/2021
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My objective was to find a good and affordable Will writing service that could accommodate me in a timely manner. I found all of those things with Marie Forkner, from the MGF Wills & Estate Planning Service. Great customer service, professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. I highly recommend MGF Wills & Estate Planning Service. Excellent!
Kerry Davis
Kerry Davis
01/02/2021
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Please do not hesitate in using MGF Wills. Excellent, knowledgeable service with unbiased advice and guidance. Look no further for your future planning needs. Highly recommended to anyone considering Will writing/storage etc. Wouldn’t hesitate recommending to friends and family A*.
Doug
Doug
24/01/2021
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We would highly recommend MGF Wills. We had a will made last year. Marie was thorough, patient and willing to answer all our questions. There was no pressure put on us. Pricing was clear from the start. Highly recommended.
Carruthers Family
Carruthers Family
20/01/2021
Verified
Friendly advise & clear directions making completing our 1st Wills very straight forward. Have already recommended to a friend. It didn’t matter that it was all completed over the phone rather than face to face.
Mark C
Mark C
18/01/2021
Verified
Great service, competitively priced and quick turn around time. Marie explained everything clearly and was very knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend.
Mark Smith
Mark Smith
13/01/2021
Verified
Marie drew up the wills for my partner and I. She was professional and accommodating throughout the entire process. Everything was explained clearly and there was no such thing as a silly question. She even took the time to walk us through the signing process with our neighbours! We would thoroughly recommend Marie and will be using her in future if and when we need to update our wills.

Our 5 key principles

Protection - Our 5 Key Principles - Home - MGF Wills

Protection

for your assets – we will guide you through your options and provide advice tailored to your specific circumstances.

Preservation - Our 5 Key Principles - Home - MGF Wills

Preservation

of your Estate – with careful planning you can significantly reduce your tax liabilities and the impact that care fees may have on your Estate.

Promise - Our 5 Key Principles - Home - MGF Wills

Promise

to look after your loved ones – careful Estate Planning means that they can be looked after even after you are gone.

Professional - Our 5 Key Principles - Home - MGF Wills

Professional

advice delivered in a friendly and concise manner, by a qualified MGF Wills & Estate Planning lawyer.

Peace of Mind - Our 5 Key Principles - Home - MGF Wills

Peace of Mind

we are qualified and regulated by the Society of Will Writers and the Institute of Professional Will writers and we hold £2.5 million worth of Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Flexible Appointments
We offer appointments at a place of your choosing; home, work, over video call or elsewhere and at a time that is convenient for you including evenings and weekends.
Members of the Society of Will Writers and Estate Planning Practitioners and the Institute of Professional Will Writers
These organisations protect the public by vetting practitioners through stringent membership requirements, proficiency standards and on-going training.
Fixed Fees
Fees are agreed in advance and prior to any work commencing so there are never any hidden surprises.
Fully Insured
We hold £2.5 million of Professional Indemnity Insurance cover.
5-Star Service
Estate Planning is something we are passionate about – we pride ourselves on offering fantastic customer service and we are really proud of our 5 star rating.

Our Services

Estate Planning is something we are passionate about! MGF Wills’ professional Estate Planning service provides you with peace of mind and your loved ones with the protection they deserve. We will guide you through the process and provide advice tailored to your specific circumstances. Everything will be explained to you so that you can make informed decisions about what is right for you and your loved ones. We try to take a holistic approach to Estate Planning and our advice may include a combination of the services below:

Writing a Will is the only way to protect your loved ones and ensure that your assets and the things you have worked so hard for, are distributed to those who you would wish to benefit from your Estate after your death. If you die without a Will, your Estate will pass under the strict rules of intestacy – many people are often shocked to find out that those who they would want to inherit could be excluded under these rules. Whether your situation is simple or complex, MGF Wills & Estate Planning can provide advice tailored to your circumstances.

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When you make a Will, the people who you’d like to receive your estate are known as beneficiaries. It may be that you don’t want those beneficiaries to receive their inheritance directly. Trusts allow you to set up special instructions to hold assets on behalf of your beneficiaries. You appoint Trustees (people you trust) to administer the assets on your behalf. In some circumstances a Standard Will is not always suitable; for example people who have children from a previous relationship or who have re-married, people who may have to consider the care of dependents with special needs, couples who may need to consider care fees or people with generally more complex Estates, maybe because they own a business. Trusts would normally be set up for these situations. 

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Creating a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) allows you to nominate people you trust to manage your day-to-day affairs in the event you are no longer able to yourself. People often don’t consider that long before their death they might become incapable of managing their day-to-day affairs. It’s important to consider how you and your family might cope if you were to be involved in an accident or were to suffer a stroke or the onset of dementia. Making a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) allows you to nominate a trusted relative or friend to look after your affairs in such an eventuality.

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When someone dies it can feel like your whole world has been ripped apart. To then find out you have a number of legal responsibilities can just be completely overwhelming. There are strict legal requirements on Executors and Trustees and there are numerous legal processes that must be followed to avoid any personal liability – all this at a time of high emotion and grief, when perhaps you aren’t able to think clearly. Our probate service offers you guidance at this difficult time. Whether you just need assistance with obtaining the grant of probate, or whether you require full estate administration and assistance with Trusts we can help.

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Funerals can be expensive and arranging one can cause a huge amount of stress for your loved ones at what is already a difficult time. Putting a Funeral Plan in place takes away the burden from your loved ones and puts you in control. You can choose the type of funeral you want and arrange it on a budget you are comfortable with. Your loved ones will take comfort from knowing that they are giving you the send-off you wanted and will not have to bear the financial burden themselves. What’s more – with a pre-paid plan, you can arrange your funeral at today’s prices and protect yourself and your loved ones against rising funeral costs.

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