When the original will of a deceased person can’t be found, the task of finalising their affairs and administering their estate becomes more complicated, time-consuming and costly. It is therefore worthwhile to undertake methodical searches of the deceased’s residence, thoroughly searching high and low for a will or testamentary document, including the garage, shed and the like. But what else can be done? Some suggestions follow as to where enquiries might be made. More
By: B Stead
Keeping an original will safe and secure is one thing, (see storing a will), but as a practical matter, it is important to let executors know, or family or a trusted friend, of its whereabouts.
But what if for some reason an original will cannot be located, despite thorough searches? Some additional enquiries which may be made in finding a missing will is discussed here. If a deceased person has not left a valid will, the intestacy rules apply. More