Secure Will Storage Alex Truesdale Wills In Cobham Surrey

Secure Will Storage

Secure Will storage. Do your executors know where your original Will is or how to access it? Secure Will storage provides protection for essential irreplaceable, original documents against loss or damage, giving easy access to executors and full traceability through Certainty, the National Wills database.

Alex Truesdale Wills Limited: A professional Will writing and estate planning service based in Cobham, Surrey and serving clients throughout London, Kent, West Sussex, Berkshire, Hampshire and the South Coast.

Call: 07887 946557 for any questions you may have on secure Will storage for your wider estate planning needs.

Secure Storage For Wills

Secure Will Storage. Do your executors know where your original Will is or how to access it? Secure Will storage provides protection for essential irreplaceable, original documents against loss or damage, giving easy access to executors and full traceability through Certainty, the National Wills database.

Alex Truesdale Wills Limited: A professional Will writing and estate planning service based in Cobham, Surrey and serving clients throughout London, Kent, West Sussex, Berkshire, Hampshire and the South Coast.

Call: 07887 946557 for any questions you may have on secure Will storage for your wider estate planning needs.

Will Storage

Once your Will has been executed, it is crucial that you take steps to store the original securely. If your original Will goes missing or is accidentally destroyed, your executors will be unable to proceed as a mere copy cannot be admitted to Probate.

If your original Will is damaged or defaced, the Probate Registry may consider that an attempt has been made to revoke your Will and may refuse to admit it to probate. In either case, your estate will be treated as if you had not made a Will at all – and all the devastating consequences of intestacy will follow.

You have a number of options when considering where to keep your original Will plus associated documents such as Lasting Powers of Attorney, Advance Directives and Memoranda of Wishes.

National Will Safe (NWS) – A Dedicated Secure Will Storage Facility

The most prudent solution, and our recommendation, is to store your original Will and associated documents at the National Will Safe Document Storage facility; a unique national, central, storage facility for Wills and other important legal documents.

We have been working with NWS for many years and for a modest annual fee (please contact us for a quote) your documents are:

ο Stored in waterproof, tamper-evident wallets

ο Stored in a specialist document archive

ο Fully insured against loss – and National Will Safe carries Professional Indemnity Insurance of £2 million per client

ο Retrievable by you or by us, free of charge and via Royal Mail Special Delivery, at any time

ο Returned to your Executors when needed, free of charge

ο Recorded on Certainty, the National Wills Register

Contact us today if you wish to learn more about this service.

Need help getting started on thinking about the future?

Send an online enquiry or email info@alextruesdalewills.com for expert advice and guidance on your Will writing and estate planning needs.

Storing your Will at Home

If you choose to store your Will at home, the risks include accidental loss, burglary, destruction by fire or flood, or tampering. Executors may simply be unable to lay their hands on even a copy of your Will – either in time to ensure that your funeral wishes are respected, or at all.

Secure Will Storage with a Solicitor

Solicitors tend to offer free secure storage in the hope that, when your executors make an appointment to retrieve the original Will, they can sell them probate and estate administration services whose fees may unnecessarily eat away at the value of your estate.

However, solicitors’ firms often merge or close, meaning the exact location of your Will may be difficult to pinpoint.

Storing your Will at a Bank

Banks can charge fees far in excess of any dedicated storage facility for the safekeeping of original documents – and any offer to do so free of charge is generally conditional upon your appointing the bank as professional executors/trustees.

Please note that if you do decide to store documents at your bank, you should NEVER store an original Will or important docs in a safety deposit box held in your name – the executors would never be able to retrieve it as opening the box would require the original Will to be produced to probate!

Intestacy Rules 2020, Alex Truesdale, Solicitor based in Cobham Surrey

Alex Truesdale Wills Limited offers a professional Will drafting and estate planning service covering the Surrey, Kent, Greater London areas, the South Coast of England and Wales.

Call us on 07887 946557 or request a call back here.

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