How do I find out if a dead relative had a will

Aunt passed away and was the last of my deceased grandparents children she
was living in grandparents property who inherits the property. How do I
find out if there was a will

Asked on March 6, 2018 under Estate Planning, California

Answers:

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

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for your loss.  So if she died with a Will then her wishes in the Will govern the distribtuion of her estate. If she died without a WIll, then the intestacy laws in California will decide how her assets are dsitributed.  Here is the statute.  There are a lot of variables.  Good luck.
https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displayText.xhtml?lawCode=PROB&division=6.&title=&part=2.&chapter=1.&article=
 


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