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Wills

Where to keep your will

Keep a copy of your will in your safe deposit box and another copy at home with your personal records. Store the original in a safe place; perhaps with your lawyer (lawyer or notary in Québec), or trust company. Don’t keep the only copy in your safe deposit box. If your will is locked inside, your family may not be able to gain immediate access to burial or other vital information.

Keeping your will up to date

Review your will at least once every three years, or whenever your circumstances change. For example, the birth of a child, death of an heir, change in marital status, or relocation to another province (which may have different laws) all signal the need to update your will.