If a friend of mine recently passed away and I believe that I’am a beneficiary in their Will, how can I check on this?

However several months have passed and I have not heard anything from anybody concerning his Will. Is there any way I can check on this without seeming “grabbing”?

Asked on November 7, 2015 under Estate Planning, Florida


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

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for your loss.  This may be something you need to do in person at the Probate Court in the county in which he resided at the time of his death.  If you are a beneficiary then you should receive notice from the executor of his or her intention to offer the Will in to probate.  If you know who the executor is then maybe you should seek legal help to write a letter on a flat fee basis asking the status of the estate.  Good luck.

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