When three sisters lost their father and his Will

Following the loss of their father, three daughters found themselves undertaking an emotionally charged search of his personal belongings and paperwork that spanned decades.

After an extensive search they eventually found a ‘copy’ of his Will dated 1991 but another twist now challenged the sisters, the firm based in Harlow that had written the 1991 Will had gone into liquidation. The sisters now faced a yet more frustrating issue of not knowing which firm held the original Will.

The sisters sought advice from a solicitor who recommended that they conduct a Certainty Will Search ‘Combined’ to a) check the National Will Register to see if the Will was registered and b) search for unregistered Wills with local solicitors.

The Will search was successful and found the original Will. Following the liquidation of the Harlow firm the Will bank had been inherited by another local firm who responded to the Will search and repatriated the original Will with the beneficiaries, one of whom was the executor.

One of the sisters commented: “After a very difficult time losing our father, my sisters and I had to try to locate my late father’s original Will. Certainty Will search service was very efficient and supportive at a very emotional time. The Will has now been located which has meant less stress for the whole family. I’m so grateful that our solicitor advised us to use the Certainty service.”

….Real life Will search stories from the legal profession…
The search used for this case was a Combined Will Search at £90.00 + VAT.

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