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Where do you keep your will?

November 30th, 2011 at 03:12 pm

Now that we've got our wills finalized, notarized and signed, we have to decide where to keep them. The lawyer said the two main choices were a fireproof safe or a bank safe-deposit box. Those of you who have wills, where do you opt to keep them? Are you happy with your choice?

7 Responses to “Where do you keep your will?”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    I haven't done one yet (I need to), but my mom keeps one with the lawyer, one on the bookshelf in her living room, and I have a third copy (because I am her power of attourney and her executor) which I keep in a firesafe lock box. I believe they usually recommend against safety deposit boxes because they are frozen upon the death of the person holding the key and you can't get into them.

  2. MonkeyMama Says:

    We personally keep ours out and easy to find. (What's the point if no one can find them?) That said, we gave copies to our parents. I am not sure how useful copies of our wills are. But, it's better than nothing if something happens to our home.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Ours are in our filing cabinet marked....WILLS. And I did give a copy to my dad since he would be executor if we both die at the same time. I like the idea of a firesafe lockbox. I just never get to buying one!

  4. snafu Says:

    Notarized Will in home safe with a copy in the ICE [In Case of Emergency] binder. DS1 has a copy but I doubt he could find it when needed. Our sons know where the keys to the safe are kept; the ICE binder was created to assist them.

  5. My English Castle Says:

    We've got it in the firesafe lockbox too. But I should send one to my brother. That needs to go on my 2012 list!

  6. baselle Says:

    Dad had it in a filing cabinet in the attic. Seemed a little bit lax to me. It would make sense to have a digitized copy in a password protected jump drive, hard copy in a binder, and the original in safe deposit. Feels like you cover most bases.

  7. retire@50 Says:

    I keep a copy in a fire and waterproof safe in the house and I gave a copy to my parents that they also keep in a safe in their house.

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