You have finally gotten your will written. Fantastic you should feel a sense of pride and achievement. You have been pro-active and ensured your estate will be handled as you wish on your passing. Your responsibilities do not stop there though, now you need to decide how you are going to store this precious document, how are you going to keep it safe? This can be a strenuous task but you can relieve yourself of the stress by using our Will Storage Option.
Here are just some of the reasons why keeping your will at home may not be the most sensible option:
25% of wills stored at home are never found, in the eyes of the law this means they were never made. • Changing your will may be costly and you may need to do this on more than one occasion.
If your will has any visible marks on it such as staple or paper clip marks, it can be easily contested.
If your house catches fire, you may lose the will on top of the stress of dealing with a hose fire. If you keep it in a fireproof safe it is still sensitive to temperatures and temperatures of 300 degrees will turn the paper to ash.
Someone might deliberately change or damage/ destroy your will.
A young child may accidentally draw on the will making it easy to contest.
You are responsible for ensuring your will is signed and witnessed correctly, if it is not it may be invalidated and can easily be contested. Peace of mind is not the only thing you get from using the will storage option, here are some additional benefits you can enjoy:
We will store your will in a secure off site storage facility in which you will be able to store any other legal documents in the same place.
Your Executors, Trustees and Attorneys will informed that we are storing the documents for you, making their retrieval as simple as possible on your passing.
Executors will require your death certificate to access the will and only you and the executors will be able to access it. You will be able to access it whenever you need.
You can make unlimited free changes and updates to your will.
You will get a copy to keep at home for future reference if needed, so you will never be uncertain of the details.
We will ensure your documents are all signed and witnessed correctly. Life is too short to have to worry about keeping your documents safe and secure. Save yourself the hassle and let us take care of everything for you, leaving you free to do what’s important and enjoy your life.
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