If you ask an attorney where is the most ideal place to store your most valuable documents, the answer would be "there is no right place". No matter where your Will is stored, you can't be certain that your family will have a way to locate it at time of need, UNLESS it is registered.
So many families have agonized over not being able to locate a loved one's Last Will. Once registered, your information is secured and unable to be retrieved without the necessary legal documentation.
Whether your original Will (or duplicate) is with your Attorney, best friend or executor, in a desk drawer or in your safe deposit box, you need to make its location known. Registering your Will with The U.S. Will Registry (www.theuswillregistry.org) assures you now that your family will be able to find it later.
How Will My Family know I'm registered?
You Will receive a certificate and printable wallet cards by email so your family will be able to see that you are registered. (You should tell them you are registered as well.) They will not be able to access any information without a death certificate. Rather than depend on your loved ones to remember where your Will is, you are assured they will be able to find it once registered.
Safe, secure storage with 24-hour access.
Information stating the location of your original Will and duplicate will be maintained in a secure centralized database on our server. This information is kept confidential and will only be disclosed in the event of your death, with proof of a death certificate, and through an attorney.
Quick and easy registration.
Registering your information on The U.S. Will Registry takes just a few minutes. All you need to provide is the required contact information to give you the peace of mind that you and your family deserve.
Need help writing a Will? Our website will connect you to professional estate attorneys who can ensure that your Will is properly written and meets your particular needs and the requirements of your state.
No time limits.
Whether your documents are needed tomorrow or 25 years from now, the The U.S. Will Registry will have the information your loved ones need.