Making Your Will Known

Having made a Will, if your family members or your named Executor(s) do not know that you have made a Will or how to locate it, this will defeat the whole purpose of making a Will. It is therefore important to inform your Executor(s) and/or your close ones of the whereabouts of your original Will.

If you have engaged a lawyer to prepare your Will, you may also request your lawyer to lodge at the Wills Registry of the Public Trustee Department a requisite form. The form states brief particulars of your Will (without its contents), so that upon your death, your personal representatives can make a search at the Wills Registry on whether you have made a Will. This will facilitate your family members in locating your Will or finding out whether you have made one.