Can a Will be deposited for safekeeping?

Yes, you may deposit your original Will for “safekeeping” with the Register in Probate. There is a $10.00 fee for this service. A Will in safekeeping cannot be viewed. 


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Can a Will, deposited for safekeeping, be removed?

Yes, you can withdraw your original Will filed with the Register in Probate for “safekeeping”. Proper identification must be presented along with the original receipt from when the Will was filed.

Only the person who wrote the Will or their written designee can remove the Will. The written designee must have a written designation signed by the person who wrote the Will and witnessed by two additional persons other than the person who will be withdrawing the Will. 

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