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Clare, Solicitor
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How can I write my will myself and what is the safe place to

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How can I write my will myself and what is the safe place to keep it?
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You are fully entitled to write your own Will should you wish to do so.
So long as it is clear and you sign it in front of two independent witnesses (not related to any beneficiaries) who then sign their names it will be valid
You can read more here
Do please be aware that lawyers make more money sorting put DIY Wills than they do from drafting them!
The Original should be kept safely with your other important documentation - and you shoudl make sure that your executor knows where that is.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Clare,

Thanks a lot. can you please further explain what do you mean by executor? is this have to be a lawyer. I have an account in Barclays and they have scanned copies of my documents stored online. can it be saved there?

is there any draft available somewhere?

If you follow that link you will find some good suggestions for draft documentation.
The Executor is the person you wish to administer the Will and carry out your instructions, and yes the Bank can store the Will but they usually charge for it