Where Are Your Original Documents?
It is important to make sure that your original documents are in a safe place and can be found. Although in some cases it is possible to probate a copy, there have been a number of reported cases where the original will could not be found and the courts held that only the original could be admitted to probate. It is also good to have a complete set of copies, but these should be in a separate location with a clear reference as to where the originals can be found.
So that our clients can easily identify original documents, for many years now, we have been using blue ink to sign original documents. If the signatures and initials on your documents are black, then it is likely only a photocopy unless the documents are very old in which case you need to come in for a review and possible update.