Creating a will is the responsible thing to do. It ensures that your wishes are known and that your assets will be disbursed based on these wishes when you pass.
However, what if no one knows about your will or where to find it? If this happens, then all your planning and time was for nothing. Some of the best places to store your will while you are alive can be found here.
Leave your will with your attorney
Chances are you hired an attorney to help you create your will and estate plan. If this is the case, you can file a copy of your will with them. This will ensure it is safe and can be accessed when you pass.
Store your will in a home safe
Another popular will storage option is a home safe. Just make sure the safe you use is fire and waterproof to prevent damage if a disaster occurs. You also need to let family members know this is where you have put your will so they can access it when you pass away.
Put your will in a safety deposit box
While the use of safety deposit boxes at banks isn’t as common as it was in the past, this is still a good, safe location to store your will. The key here is to make sure that someone close to you knows about the location of your safety deposit box and has been granted permission (by you) to access it after you pass.
Keeping your will in a safe location
Making a will is the responsible thing to do. Once created, be sure it is stored somewhere safe and somewhere it can be accessed after you pass. Doing this will make your work and effort worthwhile.