Will Storage

Once your Will has been signed and witnessed, it is important to ensure that it is stored in a place that is both secure and easily accessible when the document is needed. If your Will cannot be located by your executors, it will be as if your Will does not exist.

 

We do not recommend that our clients keep their Will at home. If you have a fire, flood or burglary, you risk losing your Will. If your Will is damaged in any way, the courts could declare it invalid.

 

Strong Wills recommends and uses National Will Safe to store our clients' Wills and other documents. For a small annual fee, your Will and any other relevant legal documents, such as Powers of Attorney, are kept in a waterproof wallet in a specialist document archive facility.

 

While your documents are with National Will Safe, you will receive the following benefits to make life easier for you and your family:

 

  • You are fully insured against loss or damage
  • If anything happens to your documents, they will be recreated and replaced for you, free of charge
  • If your Will is lost or damaged after your death, or its loss or damage only comes to light after your death, then your executors are insured (for up to £2million) to compensate your estate and its beneficiaries. This is for any losses they incur as a result of there being no legally valid Will
  • You are provided with plastic identity cards for you and your executors. They display your name, a unique storage reference number and our contact details
  • You can access your documents at any time - free of charge - using an insured delivery service
  • When your executors need to access your Will, all they need to do is provide National Will Safe with a death certificate and proof of their identity
  • The location of your documents will also be registered free of charge on the National Wills Register

 

If you would like to find out more about storing your documents with National Will Safe, please get in touch via the online form or by emailing info@strongwills.co.uk

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