Storing your Will is the important final step you need to take to guarantee that your loved ones will be able to locate your Will when you pass away. If your loved ones are unable to locate your Will - then this can cause complications and make the grieving process harder for your family and friends.
Storing your Will is the vital step you need to take to give your loved ones and yourself peace of mind. People can spend money on their Wills which include updating it, reviewing it and making sure the Will is valid. However, a damaged or tampered Will means that your Will may not valid. In worse case scenarios, it may be too late to make a new Will which then means you'll die in testate.
There are many methods for storing your Will, some include:
We encourage you not to store your Will at home unless you have another copy saved somewhere else. We'd also advise not storing your Will with solicitors either, this is because of the extortionate prices they charge either yearly or monthly. We also highly recommend that you do not store your Will in a Bank Deposit box unless a survivor has access to it.
Having two versions of your Will such as a hard copy and a PDF version guarantees that your Will is safe and that there is a back up available if the worst happens.
With the National Will Archive, we can save a hard copy and a PDF version of your Will which includes high online security and also a fire and water resistant safe made specifically for protecting valuable paperwork and documents.