How can I find out about a Will in a different country?

I got a call from an attorney in London saying someone left me as their beneficiary.

Asked on June 3, 2012 under Estate Planning, North Carolina

Answers:

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

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

I think that the easiest thing to do is to contact the attorney back and ask for a copy of the Will to be sent to you.  Generally speaking, as a beneficiary you should be entitled to receive a copy of the Will being offered for probate and it is not unusual to ask for a copy if that is the case.  Here probate proceeding are filed in the county in which the decedent resided at the time of their death.  I bet in London they are similarly filed.  Good luck.


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