How can i get a copy of my mothers will

My mother passed away in 2010 and my
grandmother never even told me my mother
had a will

Asked on December 29, 2017 under Estate Planning, Texas


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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

A copy of your mother's Will should have been filed with the probate court in the county in which your mother was domiciled as of the date of her death. Assuming that it was filed, it is now a matter of public record so you can obtain a copy for a nominal fee. If, however, she did not have a Wiill, the she died "intestate". This means that her estate should have been divided between her survivng spouse, if any, and her children.

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