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Frequently Asked Questions About Will Deposit

 The following are common questions that have often been posed to our office:

What is a will deposit? back to top

A will deposit is a method for a person place an original will on deposit with the Probate Court for safekeeping. It's an economic alternative to safe deposit box.

What is the benefit of placing my will on deposit? back to top

The benefits of having a will on deposit are that the will will be kept safe, away from public viewing, and out of danger of being lost or destroyed.

Who can see my will once it is deposited with the Probate Court? back to top

During your lifetime, the will can only be withdrawn by you or at your discretion. After your death, it will only be delivered to your named representative.