In a recent survey, 67% of people surveyed did not know where to find their parents’ Wills.

Of course a person’s Will is a confidential document, and belongs to the person who made it. With that in mind many people keep their Will in a “safe place” but omit to tell anyone where that safe place is.

When you make your Will with Gorvins, if you would like us to keep it safe for you we will store it in our strongroom, free of charge. You will also be provided with a free of charge copy of your Will that you can either keep safely yourself, or give to a trusted friend or family member to look after until it is needed.

Gorvins also register Wills with Certainty, the national online register of Wills. This helps to ensure that should you move or your circumstances change, your beneficiaries are still able to trace your Will to Gorvins.

What does the Registry of Wills do?

  • The Registry records that Gorvins hold your Will; no one there sees it, and we keep it here in our safe store
  • Following your death, the Registry gives us details about anyone who is looking for your Will
  • We answer the query if it is legitimate, but if not we ignore it, thus protecting both your privacy and your beneficiaries

Sadly, none of us are immortal and we cannot take our possessions with us. Regularly reviewing your Will and having it registered is one of the most important things that you can do for your loved ones.

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