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How can someone find my Will after I die?

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You may choose to share the location of your Will with your family members or perhaps you keep a good record in your files. However, family members may not remember what you have told them or are not sure where to look when they need to find your Will.

Certainty, the National Will Register can help those who are unable to find original Wills by conducting a Will search, both through the National Will Register itself and by contacting firms of solicitors in the relevant area. Certainty is widely used by firms across the UK and is able to provide a result in just a few weeks. At Johnson Astills we always advise a Will search to be carried out at death to make sure the most recent Will is being acted upon.

Here at Johnson Astills we are a proud member of the Certainty National Will Register. Upon completing your Wills we will register your Will to Certainty free of charge. The contents of your Will are not shared with Certainty. 

You will then be provided with enough registration certificates for you and your Executors; should they struggle to find your Will in the future the certificate will provide them with the necessary details and if they misplace the certificate they can contact Certainty to conduct a search.

If you would like to discuss creating a Will or registering a previous Will with certainty, our Solicitors store your Will for free of charge in our safe deeds storage.