What do I do if my grandmother’s POA will not give me a copy of her Will or any attorney information?

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What do I do if my grandmother’s POA will not give me a copy of her Will or any attorney information?

How do I go about dealing with this? Who do I contact to find this information?

Asked on August 12, 2013 under Estate Planning, Wisconsin

Answers:

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

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

I am assuming that your Grandmother is still alive, correct?  If you are a beneficiary either under the Will or by Law (i.e., if your Grandmother did not have a Will you would inherit) you would not be entitled to a copy of the Will until it was offered for Probate. If your Grandmother is not alive then you should receive one from the proposed executor when he or she intends to submit the Will for probate.  A POA dies with the person for whom it is enacted. Good luck. 


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