If you know where your will is--great! Surprisingly, it is not unheard of for wills to get lost or forgotten about, especially as time passes. For example, say that you decided to keep your will in your home office's desk. A few years later, you are reorganizing the contents of your desk, and the will gets placed accidentally with papers that you intend to throw out. Or, suppose you chose to keep your will in the attic. Maybe one day, your daughter came over to get clothes that she kept in the attic and, by mistake, took your will. It also happens that people move and leave wills behind in their old homes.