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Are last wills public record?
Last Updated: 30th April, 2020
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Likewise, how do you find a will of a deceased person?
How to Locate a Will of a Deceased Person
- Contact the deceased person's attorney.
- Talk to the deceased person's close family membersandfriends.
- Check around the deceased's home for a safe depositboxkey.
- Visit the surrogate or probate court of all countiesthedeceased person owned real estate in and previously livedin.
Secondly, can you look up someones will? The best way to view the will is to gettheprobate court file number. The executor can giveyouthis information. You may be also able to accessthe filenumber by phone, online, or in person at thecourthouse byproviding the deceased's name and date ofdeath.
Simply so, are wills public record before death?
Althoughwillsare often intensely personal by design, they becomepublicrecord at some point after the testator -- the personthe willbelongs to -- dies. Before that time, they are notlegaldocuments and are the private property ofthetestator.
How do I find out if my deceased father had a will?
How to Find Out if My Father Left Me Any Assets
- Visit the county court in the county where your father'swillwas probated.
- Visit your state's unclaimed property database and conductasearch under your father's name.
- Contact the executor of your father's estate.
- Contact the administrator of your father's estate if hediedwithout a will.