In short, it is not necessary to record your will or trust these days due to our ability to preserve a copy for you.
Many years ago, the common practice was to record your will for safekeeping in the event that you lost or damaged your original copy. Now with our wide access to copy machines, this practice is outdated and unnecessary.
Another reason we don't use that service much anymore is because it can be confusing if you need to change your will. You would have to go through the process of updating it with the court.
Trusts are about privacy, so you would never want to record a trust. We wouldn't want to disclose all that information, and then everyone could see it.
There are times when we will have to record it. We offer a supplemental power of attorney to protect your identity and other sensitive information in these cases.
If you have any questions about your will, trust, or anything to do with your elder planning, please contact us today!