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Where's Your Will? Store it safely in the WA Will Bank
Despite diligently investing time and money maintaining a current and valid Will, many people don't think about the need for it to be safely stored. Inevitably that means that at the very time the Will is required, it can't be found. The Public Trustee receives many calls each week from distressed relatives unable to locate their loved one's Will in the hope that we may have it. Often, we do not and its whereabouts is anyone's guess.
The WA Will Bank is a community service that offers the safe storage of your Will in a purpose-built, fire-proof vault, keeping it safe from loss, theft or damage.
The WA Will Bank is a logical place people can think of when looking for your Will.
By storing your Will in a safe place where your loved ones will find it, you will eliminate the risk that others think you have died Intestate (without a Will) in which case your estate would be distributed by law and not at all as you had wished.
The WA Will Bank service is free if you deposit your Will personally. A storage and processing fee of $195 may apply if a third party deposits a Will.
How do I store my Will in WA Will Bank?
To store your Will in the WA Will Bank, complete the WA Will Bank Deposit Form and take the Will, the completed form and two types of current identification to the Public Trustee at 553 Hay Street, Perth. The Office is open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm (closed Public Holidays).
Alternatively, if you would like to lodge your Will by registered post, complete the WA Will Bank Deposit Form and post it, along with your original Will and copies of two types of current ID which have been sighted and signed by a Justice of the Peace or Lawyer, to our office.
Don't forget to always let our Client Service Centre (ph 1300 746 116) know if you make a later will than the one stored in WA Will Bank and to make sure your latest will is safely stored.
Last Updated: 17-Oct-2012
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