I am recently widowed so I am making a Will and changing my life insurance beneficiary etc. since my husband was the beneficiary and is now gone.
I have a step daughter (his grown daughter) whom I am not that close too and frankly my best friend has been more help and more kind to me when my husband died then my step daughter.
I have no other immediate family members living.
I plan on leaving ALL my assets ( money and house) to this best friend. I live alone and am afraid if I were to drop dead someone should have all my Will information etc. My step daughter has keys to my house that her father gave her in case he had an emergency and someone needed to get in the house. But now I have an alarm and she does not have the code. My fear is that if I kept the original Will in my important paper work box here at home if I died she would get in the house first and find the Will and see that nothing was left to her and she would just destroy it. I have no attorney, do not need one and made my own Will which is legal in Calif…so leaving the Will with an attorney is not an option.
Therefore, since I am leaving everything to my best friend would it not be easier and best if I just give her the original of the Will that she could file with the Court if I died ?
Thanks for the input…