Storing and updating your will

Storing your will in a safe place, as well as letting your executor, beneficiaries and family know where it’s located, is vital.

A will serves no purpose if its existence is unknown

Keeping it at home risks your will being lost, damaged or stolen. If a will can’t be located, the risks can include:

  • your assets won’t be distributed as you intended
  • there could be additional legal costs incurred after your death

Many people choose to store their will with their solicitor. There are also safe-storage services, including that offered by NSW Trustee & Guardian.