Storage of a will

A will is an extremely important document. It should be kept in a secure place, and the executor appointed under the will told where it is. If the original of a will is lost in the custody of the willmaker, there is a rebuttable presumption that it is revoked. Therefore, wills should be kept in safe custody with a solicitor, trustee company, accountant or any other institution that will hold documents such as wills in safe custody. The Supreme Court Probate Office (see “Contacts”) accepts wills for safekeeping under section 5A(APA).