Do I have the right to see the Will and Trust my parents left behind when they died?

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Do I have the right to see the Will and Trust my parents left behind when they died?

My parents both died within the last 6 weeks. Now my oldest brother, who is the trustee, will not let any of the siblings see the ill and Trust. He says his lawyer says that we do not have to see the Will and Trust.

Asked on January 10, 2012 under Estate Planning, Kansas

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you are a beneficiary under your parents Will and trust you are entitled under the laws of your state to see the two documents. I suggest that you consult with the attorney who is representing your parents' estate to discuss the situation and to have a copy of both documents provided to you.

If there is a Will, (pour over Will to the trust), there is a chance that it will need to be probated. Assuming it is probated, the document  will be a public record where all can review it. If the attorney for your parents' estates will not provide you with copies of the requested documents, you should consult with an attorney practicing Wills and trusts concerning the situation.


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