Is my stepmother able to keep me from seeing my father’s Will?

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Is my stepmother able to keep me from seeing my father’s Will?

Asked on December 17, 2015 under Estate Planning, Indiana

Answers:

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

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

If your father's Will has not yet been entered into probate or has only just been entered, then as a relative you are what is called an "interested party", which means that you can ask the probate court to let you view it. If it has already been probated, then it is a matter of public record, so you or anyone can see it and obtain a copy of it.
Here is a link to an article that will explain further:
https://law.freeadvice.com/estate_planning/wills/will-copy.htm 


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