The death of a loved one can be a testing time for anyone. Not knowing where a friend or family members Will is can add to the stress of the situation. #LostWill
Here are a few things that might make the search easier:
- Check the testators paperwork. Look for copies of the Will that might indicate where it is stored.
- Check with their bank or solicitor.
- Search the National Will Archive who have over 100,000 documents in store. This is the storage facility for the Society of Will Writers.
- Search through the Will Register UK. They are a selected partner of the Society of Will Writers and may be able to tell you the location of the Will. They perform a search within a radius of the deceased home contacting Will Writers, Estate Planners and Solicitors.
- Ask at Kings Court Trust if they have it in store.
- Perform a search on Certainty’s website.
Tell tale signs that a Will exists include:
- Copies of the document can be found in the deceased’s records.
- Receipts or invoices in with financial records
- Certificates of Safe Storage – These are provided by the National Will Archive with registration numbers. They also provide executors with credit card style cards notifying them of the location of the document.
- Conversations had been had that the deceased had written a Will.
For further advice or support contact The Society of Will Writers on 01522 678 888 or email [email protected]