MGF Wills & Estate Planning:

MARIE FORKAN

A few words from our founder…

MGF Wills & Estate Planning - A few words from our founder

“I started out learning about intestacy the hard way after both my parents were tragically killed without leaving Wills.

In the following years I was Legal Guardian to my siblings and a step-daughter, had three children of my own, and experienced a marriage break-up. So, whilst I understand ‘normal’ family situations, I also have a deeper understanding of how complicated modern families can be!

After my parents died, I found myself trapped in a world of legal jargon and fighting through the court system to prevent my siblings going into the care system. In terms of being thrown in at the deep end I don’t think the situation I found myself in could have been any worse. The most frustrating thing for me was that all of this stress (at what was already an incredibly difficult time) could have been avoided if my parents had just taken the time to write a Will. They didn’t have a huge estate and I suspect they thought that there was no point in writing a Will as they didn’t have very much to leave, I also think that because my siblings and I had all been Christened my parents thought that Godparents would automatically look after the younger children – what they didn’t realise is that these arrangements are not recognised legally. After months of battling I was finally granted Guardianship of my minor siblings.

I had gained such a wealth of knowledge by this point – by sifting through various statutes, reading up on lots of case law and through various meetings with legal professionals that I decided that this was something I was truly passionate about. I decided to study for formal qualifications so that I could try to help other families avoid what my siblings and I had to go through. I passed the CILEx Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma in Law and Practice a few years later and have been practising ever since.”

Hannah Dunmall
Hannah Dunmall
04/03/2021
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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
Verified
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
Verified
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.
MGF Wills & Estate Planning - Our Values

Our Values

Protection

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

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

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

Professional

advice delivered in a friendly and concise manner.

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.

What we do best

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Will writing

Lasting Power of Attorney

Probate

Funeral Plans

Planning for our death is not something most of us enjoy doing but we do it to try and take some of the burden away from our loved ones. At MGF Wills & Estate Planning, we understand this and try to make your Estate Planning experience as straightforward as possible. We can guide you through the whole process and offer friendly advice tailored to your specific circumstances. We offer fixed fees so there are no nasty surprises and flexible appointments on days and times that suit you. We can fit in around your busy lives and talk when it’s convenient for you, whether that be daytime, evenings, weekends or even during your lunch break. It really doesn’t have to be a headache and could actually save you and your family a lot of hassle in the long run!

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