If I was informed by relatives that I was left something in my grandparents will, how can I find out what I’m entitled to?

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If I was informed by relatives that I was left something in my grandparents will, how can I find out what I’m entitled to?

My mother controls the family estate and we don’t talk.

Asked on September 28, 2017 under Estate Planning, New York

Answers:

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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

If the Will has been entered for probate then it will be on file at the county courthouse. This makes it a matter of pubic record so you an obtain a copy of it. If it has not yet been entered int probate, then you may still receive a copy if you were named as a beneficiary. Legallly, the execcutor must notify you of this and let you view a copy of the Will. If you have not eard anything from them, then you can wait until the Will is filed.

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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

If the Will has been entered for probate then it will be on file at the county courthouse. This makes it a matter of pubic record so you an obtain a copy of it. If it has not yet been entered int probate, then you may still receive a copy if you were named as a beneficiary. Legallly, the execcutor must notify you of this and let you view a copy of the Will. If you have not eard anything from them, then you can wait until the Will is filed.


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