How do I find my deceased father’s Will?

My father passed away almost 2 years ago. His wife and her children said they get everything his I was told by stepsister that I was cut out of my fathers will it’s not even been through probate, I’ve been checking

Asked on June 10, 2016 under Estate Planning, Iowa

Answers:

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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

You can double check with the probate court to make sure that it hasn't recently been entered into probate. if it has, then it is now a matter of public record and anyone can obtain a copy (for a nominal fee). If it still hasn't been entered, then as a child, you are what is called an "interested party". Therefore you are entitled to see a copy of the Will. If need be, you can file a request for a copy with the appropriate probate court. It can probably advise you as to the process, otherwise you will need to retain an attorney to help you. 


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