- MAKING A WILL
- Lasting Powers Of Attorney
- PROPERTY TRUST
How does it work?
In law there is only one Will, copies are for information only and not a legally binding document. If you are unable to find your original Will it will
be deemed that you have not made one and your estate will pass under the Rules of Intestacy, for this reason safe storage of a Will is imperative.
Following the completion of your Will and it has been signed and witnessed; it must remain valid and safe. If you decide to store your Will at home, there is a considerable risk of accidental damage that could invalidate that Will along the way such as:
• Destruction by fire, flood or burglary
• Pen marks in the wrong place
• A tear or damage of some other sort
• The loss of the Will
• If your executors are unable to find your Will after your death, then your estate may be distributed as if you were to have died intestate (no Will).
All these add up to an invalid Will, so keeping the document safe is vital.
Parks Wills & Estate Planning are able to offer professional secure document storage via The Kings Court Trust Corporation for a small annual fee of £20.00 or a one off lifetime fee of £120.00.
Why Kings Court Trust Corporation?
Kings Court offer professional and client-focused Will storage and Estate Administration Services and are based in Bath.
Each Will is stored in a safe and secure storage facility and given an unique reference number allowing you unlimited updates to your Will for life. You will receive a Certificate of Custody with WillData registration and four Executor ID Cards. For security reasons Executors will be unable to retrieve your Will or any other documents, unless they apply in writing and enclose a copy of the Death Certificate.
Your will is registered with WillData, the National Will Database and is insured against loss of damage and available on request.
• Certificate of storage.
• Registered with WillData (National Will Database).
• Free storage for any additional documents you would like to store securely (Property deeds etc.)
• ID cards for your Executors.
• A letter explaining how to retrieve your documents for each of your executors.
• Letters to your Executors / Trustees and Guardians confirming their appointment and duties.
• Free Help-Line for your executors with support and information about their duties after your death. This is an invaluable service which takes a lot of stress out of the situation.
• To ensure your executors have quick and easy access to a valid and up to date Will along with professional support in completing Probate.
Certificate of Custody & Executor Cards
You will receive a certificate of custody with WillData registration and Executor ID cards. For security reasons the Executors will be unable to
retrieve your will unless they apply in writing and enclose a copy of the Death Certificate.
Where the appointed Executors are 'lay persons' such as your surviving spouse or children, they will be offered a free help-line with the opportunity to talk to one of the Kings Court Probate experts.
Dispatch of documents is normally 24-48 hours from receipt of a retrieval notice along with supporting proof of identity and a copy of the death certificate. Wills are only sent via guaranteed or registered post.
Contact us now to arrange a free, no obligation consultation Tel: 01507 609684 or alternatively 07506 312073.