11 Mar The original Will is your only Will!
Making your Will is probably the most important document you will have. Therefore, It is vital you keep it in a secure place.
So how do you keep your Will secure and still gain access to it when you need it?
If you need to make changes to your Will; i.e. add a new child or grandchild, or if you inherit a sum of money or even if you get divorced. It’s always a good idea to review your Will every few years. Therefore your Will needs to be available immediately.
You could keep your Will at home but there is a risk of it being lost or stolen, and it may not remain confidential. Some people store their Wills with a local solicitor or bank, but this can be inconvenient if you move out of the area and could be difficult for your executors to find.
A dedicated Will storage business can provide safe, insured facilities.
You can store your Will with us
If you write your Will with us, would recommend storage of your Will at our safe and secure offices. If you ever need to update your Will you can do so free of charge and have the amended version stored with us at no additional cost.
Our Fees for storage
You will receive a certificate of storage and your executors will have Custody ID Retrieval Cards which they can use when they need to retrieve your Will.
At the Principal Probate Registry
It is also possible to deposit your Will and any codicils with the High Court and have it stored at the Principal Probate Registry at the following address.
The Probate Department,
The Principal Registry of the Family Division,
First Avenue House,
42-49 High Holborn,
London, WC1V 6NP
Tel: 020 7947 6948
There is a charge for storing your Will with the High Court.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org