Does a Will have to be registered anywhere before my death?

Asked on March 10, 2012 under Estate Planning, Massachusetts


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Generally speaking, Wills do not have to be filed with the court or in any other place.  They should, however, be kept in a safe place for safe keeping.  That could be with an attorney or family member that you trust. Some people put them in safety deposit boxes but that can lead to problems.  Banks seal the boxes upon death and then it becomes a hassle to get them open.  Speak with some one.  Good luck.  

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