New research reveals two thirds of people surveyed do not know the location of their parents will.
Solicitor Martin Hill at Tollers said: “It can cause pain for the whole family. If a will is never found it can also significantly affect the level of inheritance.”
Mr Hill (pictured) added: “The sooner a will can be found and dealt with properly, the sooner the family can start to deal with their loss. This is why we are promoting Certainty.co.uk in Milton Keynes. Its a very simple but powerful way to remove the pain caused by missing wills.
Anyone who has a will written can ensure it is registered on the database at www.certainty.co.uk. In the event of their death, an authorised solicitor can access the will even if they have changed address.