Does the law require executors of a Will to notify beneficiaries?

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Does the law require executors of a Will to notify beneficiaries?

Asked on March 21, 2012 under Estate Planning, Iowa

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M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Yes, generally speaking all states require that the executor of the Will notify the beneficiaries under the Will - and usually those that would inherit should there have been no Will - to rceive notice of the intent to offer the Will for probate: file the estate proceeding.  A Will is a public record and can be viewed once filed.  Good luck.


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