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How do you look up someone's will?
Last Updated: 24th January, 2020
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Moreover, are people's wills public record?
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.
Beside above, who is entitled to see a copy of a will? All beneficiaries named in a willareentitled to receive a copy of it so theycanunderstand what they'll be receiving from the estate andwhenthey'll be receiving it. If any beneficiary is a minor, hisnaturalor legal guardian should be given a copy of thewillon his behalf.
Accordingly, are last wills public record?
Estate planning attorneys are often asked by clientshowto obtain copies of their loves ones' last willsandtestaments. Even after a person dies, his will may only beviewedafter it has been filed for probate, at which timethedocument becomes a public courtrecord.
How do I find someone's will and testament?
How to Locate a Person's Last Will &Testament
- Find out where the executor filed the will.
- Visit the probate court during business hours.
- Look further if the clerk tells you that the will ofthedeceased is not on file in that country.
- Review archived wills if the death occurred years earlier.