Storing a Will
Storing a Will. In a recent survey 10% of the UK population have made a Will but have not told anyone where the original document is!
Your Will is the most important document you will ever make, but if it cannot be found after your death your estate will be divided according to the Laws of Intestacy. Storing a Will should be seen as equally important. As you will be treated as if you never made a Will, if at the time you die the original cannot be found. This could have extremely serious implications for your chosen beneficiaries and may mean that they do not receive your estate as set out in your Will.
The Law presumes that if a Will you have made cannot be found once you have passed away, you must have destroyed it and did not wish for the content to be taken account of. If anything happens to your Will, or your Executor doesn’t know where to find it, you will be treated as if you have never written one. Countless Wills are damaged, lost, or accidentally destroyed every year causing untold difficulties for those left behind when trying to obtain probate and administer the estate. Making storing a will vital.
‘The Will Guys’ Secure Storage Service ensures that your Will is kept safe and can be released to your Executor(s) at the time of your death. This also means that the content of the document can be kept private – your Executor(s) will be provided with a letter confirming that they are Executor(s), but a copy will not be released to them until after your death. Your wishes will only be known to your Executor(s) after you have passed away.
Secure Storage of your Will is just as important as making your Will. Choosing to use our Secure Storage Facility will ensure that your Estate is distributed as intended after your death.
At The Will Guys we offer a safe and secure facility that your Will can be stored in. Your Will is stored in 2 separate secure locations and also electronically in a secure environment. When the time comes your that your Executors need to retrieve your Will they can call us and quote the unique reference number they will have been given and we send the Will directly to them by tracked post.
Storing your Will with The Will Guys could not be easier. For an annual fee of £27.00 we will store your Will and also make any amendments free of charge, as often as needed. Contact us now to arrange storing a will.