You’ve signed a dozen papers in front of witnesses and your attorney hands you the paperwork that constitutes your estate plan. What do you do with it now?
Store your original will in a safe place
Your heirs will have to file your original Will in order to have it take effect, so store it safely. This could be in a fireproof and waterproof box in your home or in a safe deposit box. But if it’s off-site, please make sure your personal representative (aka “executor”) knows where it is, and how to access it.