Q. My brother and I are both in our 70s, divorced, have no children. We live independently of each other. We will rent a locker to keep the original copies of our wills. We plan to hand over copies of the wills to appropriate persons. How is the will proven when we die? We assume that anyone we have named executors will contact an attorney for legal action. Is that correct or are there any additional steps we should take?
A. If one of you dies, the other has access to the safe to retrieve the deceased’s will. Presumably you have appointed each other executors, so whoever survives the other will have to hire a lawyer to review the will in court.