Are personal Wills made open for public disclosure?

I have a question about my grandfather’s Will. He died 16 years agi. The estate executor and family lawyer claim not to have the information.

Asked on June 19, 2014 under Estate Planning, Washington


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

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

A Last WIll and Testament becomes a public record when it is filed for Probate in the Probate Court.  So if your Grandfather's Will was admitted for probate you can take a look at it.  It would have been filed in the Probate court in the county in which he resided at the time of his death.  Good luck.

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