Ask Heidi: Where Should I keep my Estate Planning documents for safekeeping?

Answer: After you’ve created a Will, the next decision is where to store the Will so that your Personal Representative can easily find it when needed. A physical copy of a

Keep your Estate Documents in a safe place

Will should be stored in a safe and accessible place and the Personal Representative should know exactly where it is kept. I suggest to my clients they can keep their original Estate Planning documents in a safe deposit box or a fireproof safe in their home. As a final safeguard, I provide all my clients with electronic copies of their Estate Planning and suggest they share them with the Personal Representative. As original documents become less important accessibility remains a paramount concern, and so, no matter where you keep your documents, the most important thing is you tell your Personal Representative where they are located.

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