The Hook Law Firm has a good article on where you should keep your estate planning documents. Read the whole thing.
They make a number of good points.
- Make sure that you have original copy of your will. Copies may not be accepted for probate.
- Make sure someone knows where your important documents are.
- Make sure that people you trust to use the documents can get to them.
- Destroy old or out-of-date documents to avoid confusion.
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