Storing Your Will

Storing Your Will

Your will should be kept in a place safe from fire and easily accessible to your heirs and beneficiaries. Your personal representative or executor should know of its whereabouts. It can be kept in a home safe or firebox.

In some states, the opening of a safe deposit box in a bank after a person's death is a complicated affair, so it is not advisable to keep it there.

In some states, a will can be filed with the probate division of the local court system. This can be a good way to be sure your will is not lost. However, if you ever want to revoke your will while in the hospital, it could make things more difficult.