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Lost or damaged Will? What can you do?

Lost or damaged Will? What can you do?

In the UK it is a legal requirement that Wills are in hard copy format and properly signed and witnessed.

This is all well and good but what happens when the hard copy is lost or destroyed?

In this post, we’ll let you know what the legal position is if you know a Will has been destroyed or lost.

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Making a Will – hard copy only?

In the UK you can make a Will in any way you see fit, whether that be online, on the computer or using a quill pen.

The method of making the Will doesn’t matter but what does matter is that the final version must be in hard copy format and then physically signed and then witnessed.

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