Signing a Will makes it legally binding.
Signing the Will is an easy process and is must be completed to make the Will legally binding. Learn more about signing your Will.
What should I do once my Will is signed?
- Store in a safe place
- Notify some loved ones of where to find it
- Update it every couple of years or after life changes
Having a discussion about your estate plan can be a great way to share your wishes and prevent conflict. Even if you're hesitant to share details, you should consider letting your family and your executors know that you have a Will and where the original is located.
Your documents may not be helpful if nobody knows where to find them.
Should I store it in a safe deposit box?
One note of caution - a safe deposit box is a secure location, but it might not be the best place to store your estate plan.
It can be complicated and time-consuming to access a safe deposit box to search for a Will. This could be problematic if there are time-sensitive issues, such as needing someone to make healthcare decisions on your behalf.
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