You have planned your estate and the Will has been signed and witnessed, but where do you keep your Will and other important documents safe from threats such as fire, theft or flooding? A will accidently destroyed, through fire, flood or some other disaster is still valid, the problem is how do you prove that the Will existed and if you can, how can you show it to still be valid?
Making your Will is incredibly important, ensuring that your Executor can handle your affairs efficiently, and that your family and friends are saved from undue stress. For the same reasons, once your Will is completed, it should be carefully stored. Ideally it should be kept somewhere safe, where no one can get unauthorised access to it and where your Executor will know how to retrieve it.
Reasons to store your valuable documents:
We offer the perfect solution. Being a member of the Society of Will Writers means that we can store your Will at the National Will Archive. Only members of the Society of Will Writers have access to this first class storage facility to keep your documents safe and with almost 100,000 documents in store, today the National Will Archive is having to double its storage capacity simply to meet the demand for professional and safe storage.
Your executor(s) are given unique ID cards, and along with the death certificate, ensures that they can retrieve the Will when needed. The National Will Archive can also be used to store your Lasting Power of Attorney documents, Letter of Wishes, Property Deeds or other important documents at no extra cost.
By making a Will you decide exactly how your estate is distributed and plan for the needs of your individual circumstances. No matter how complicated or simple your Will may be, we will work closely with you, listening carefully to your needs and wishes, providing clear advice based on all of the information you give.
Planning your estate can involve many different aspects from basic Wills to Will Trusts and Lifetime Trusts. Modern families can have complicated dynamics and there is often a potential for conflict in the future if relationships break down or after the death of a client. Estate planning can also help to minimise tax liabilities or other expenses after your death.
We can also assist you with the following; setting up a lasting power of attorney, severing a joint tenancy on property, Will storage and related document storage, pre-paid funeral planning and probate. If you have any questions about our services or if you would like arrange a free consultation then please do not hesitate to contact us.