How can I get a copy of my dad’s Will?

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How can I get a copy of my dad’s Will?

My father passed away this year my stepmother and I have never had a good relationship. Since he has passed, she has not mentioned one word about any monies properties inheritance or anything. She doesn’t even answer my phone calls or respond to my texts anymore, so how can I find out if my dad left anything to me and my brothers?

Asked on October 16, 2016 under Estate Planning, Kentucky

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

You can see if a his Will was filed yet with the probate court in the county in which he died. If so, it is now a matter of public record and you anyone can get a copy of it. Otherwise, as somone who would inherit if there was no was no Will, you are an "interested party" which means that you can request a copy from the executor, probably your stepmother. If she says that there is no Will, then as one of your father's heirs, you have a statutory right to inherit a portion of his estate pursuant to state "intestacy" statutes.


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