We recently acted for a family in a probate matter where our clients told us that they recalled the deceased making a Will some years previously but had no idea where the original was held, or even what the contents of the Will were. On our advice, a search was performed on the Certainty Register and it transpired that there was indeed a will in place and we were quickly able to obtain it and administer it according to the deceased’s wishes.
This is a surprisingly common scenario. It is all very well making a will but if no-one knows where it is, or indeed whether you have made one at all, then your last wishes may not be carried out as you would want and cause potential financial loss for your family or beneficiaries.
We now advise our clients as a matter of course to register their wills on the Certainty Register. Certainty searches for Wills – whether you are checking to see whether one was made or checking to see if you hold the most up to date version. It will also ensure that if your Will is lost, misplaced or forgotten over the passage of time, the location of it can be identified.
Contact us to discuss registering your Will on the Certainty Register and ensure peace of mind that your wishes will be carried out.