What is a safe / vetted process for handing over wallet details to family members after death?

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You could use a safety deposit box containing the wallet keys with ownership of the box going to your spouse/family member on death. That way you can share the key with your spouse/family member before death but they'll only have access to it as part of your will.

  • Thanks Edd, So will referencing safety deposit box and done? What happens if the bank (with the safety deposit box) "goes away"? Commented Apr 30, 2021 at 11:10
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    Banks are regulated so this shouldn't be a risk, but of course everything has some element of risk. I'd personally see this as an acceptable level of risk, however others might not. You can usually use a safety deposit box to pass important documents so this is a tried and tested method at least. Commented Apr 30, 2021 at 11:13
  • Thanks, didn't consider the regulation aspect. Commented Apr 30, 2021 at 11:14
  • Safety deposit box is a great suggestion, I would add a crypt-keeper wallet into the mix for a good measure. Commented Apr 30, 2021 at 14:32

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