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 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.

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.

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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!

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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.

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“I have known Alex Truesdale for over 6 years, during which time she prepared Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney for my sisters and assisted us in the administration of my sister Elizabeth’s estate after her death in 2018.  I testify to her attention to detail, her knowledge and experience in her work and the warmth of her communications whether by letter, by telephone or in person.  She responds to us quickly and we have full confidence in what she does on our behalf and on her advice on various aspects. She has a good network of people when particular advice is needed beyond her field of expertise or training.  She became a friend to us as a family.  I gladly recommend her services to others.”  
KH, July 2020
“The support Alex gave me and my husband after our Wills and LPAs were finalised was second to none especially as he was diagnosed with a terminal illness a few months later. This ongoing support, advice and bringing in other specialists to assist was outstanding and I felt that we were in very good hands and would continue to be when the inevitable happened. After my husband died, the comfort of knowing all was in order with the Wills was a great relief and her help in the immediate aftermath was much appreciated. It wasn’t just the professionalism but the genuine concern for my situation and that of the family. Alex then continued to guide me through the process and through some pretty complicated issues relating to the estate administration. She always responded to my copious emails and phone calls with clarity, efficiency and care. The whole process was dealt with in a timely manner and to a very high standard and I felt that I was being looked after like one of her own family. I can’t recommend Alex highly enough - a very talented professional dedicated to her work with a heart of gold.”
JD, July 2020
“After many years putting off writing my Will I finally entrusted Alex Truesdale with the task of compiling it for me and my family. My main wish was to pass my estate on to my son, and have guardianship put in place, should the worst happen before he came of age. Alex guided us through the difficult and emotional process with the utmost professionalism and put us at ease from the outset. She was able to address all of the issues we put to her and brought up many we had not considered regarding our estate. “As we were about to travel abroad, we were also on a very tight schedule for the wills to be drawn up and signed. Alex went above and beyond to make sure everything was in place for us in the allotted time, even to the point of being personally on hand to instruct ourselves and our witnesses during the signing procedure. “In using Alex Truesdale Wills, we now feel totally secure if the worst should happen our affairs are in order. We will be continuing to draw on her knowledge as and when our wills need updating in the future and are delighted to recommend her first class service.”
BW, May 2018
“Alex arranged an appointment for my husband and I to update our Wills in view of a change in family circumstances.  She was organised, efficient and extremely sensitive to our needs. We discussed advance directives and lasting powers of attorney in-depth – things we had only considered in vague terms previously but realised how intelligent it was to sort them out early. “I cannot fault Alex’s professionalism and caring attitude, and will be recommending her service to my friends and colleagues.”
SM, September 2019
"Thank you again for helping me sort out all our Wills and the funeral plan for my godmother. I cannot believe how timely that was bearing in mind today’s situation. Only good news from her care home so far, but to know that resources are there to help the staff directly if the worst happens certainly gives me peace of mind."
SC , May 2020
"We would like to thank you for your professional help in getting us to a point of having signed Wills after many years of procrastination. Not only that your advice gave us the impetus to arrange a Civil Partnership and we now feel that we have got at least some of our affairs in order in these worrying times."
KB, September 2020
"Very clear explanation of what the options and implications were for us. It was also good to have someone focused on the end result we had to get to, as it's very easy on your own to leave to another day."
EM, September 2018

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