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The Reason

In my line of work as a Notary Public for the State of Michigan,  I meet with hundreds of people annually to notarize a wide range of documents. Many times, especially when notarizing estate planning documents, I hear stories of missing documents due to accidental and/or deliberate misplacement, lengthy legal battles that tear families apart and assets that have been depleted due to improper planning. I have heard the stories of how a Will was never updated, Wills that have been placed in a safety deposit box that no one can access, multiple copies with various dates floating around or the stories of documents being stored electronically by the attorney, themselves or with a membership program, but no one could locate the ORIGINAL wet signed document. 

At Vault Keepers, we offer the solution to the problem for individuals and families by ensuring that final wishes are maintained in the original condition and distributed accordingly upon the passing of the Contract Holder.

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The Background

In 2006, my husband and I married combining not only a family of “his” and “mine” – but also creating “ours” in 2007 with the birth of our son.

Fast forward to 2018 when my father passed away unexpectedly after a stay in the hospital. Three years later during the summer of 2021, my stepmother admitted to me that she had “lost” my father’s Will, had created her own Will, and was leaving her daughter as the sole beneficiary of my father’s estate. (to read the full story, click here)

In 2022, because of what happened with my father, having a combined family myself and being a notary that hears so many different stories, Vault Keepers was launched. Simply put, I wanted to make certain that when an individual makes plans for after they are gone, regardless of their choices, those plans will come to fruition and will not be altered.

As a notary since the mid 1990’s and owner of TKS Mobile Notary, I understand the confidential and sensitive nature of estate planning documents. My first-hand experience with personal private information as well as my passion to protect an individual’s estate is what makes clients believe in and trust Vault Keepers, and what makes us a success.

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How to Amend a Will

Recently we posted an article “When Should Update Your Will”. Not every change requires a new Will to be created, therefore at times a simple Codicil can be created for the existing Will. A Codicil is a document that amends specific provisions of the Will, while...

When should you update your Will?

When should you update your Will?

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Change In Marital Status

Change In Marital Status

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