How does a person get a copy of a Will or Trust if you know one was filed?

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How does a person get a copy of a Will or Trust if you know one was filed?

Asked on October 19, 2012 under Estate Planning, Missouri

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MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

It is actually usually a simple process to obtain a copy of a will. If you know a will exists, you need to go down to the probate court (assuming the person has passed) and if probate has been opened, go to the clerk's or records' office and ask to research for this filing. If it is there, you can order from that office and pay a fee to get the copy.


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