How do I find out if my mother left a Will?

If she didn’t and it’s just my brother and I left. Am I entitled to anything?

Asked on September 24, 2012 under Estate Planning, Texas


FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If your mother passed away leaving you and your brother her only surviving heirs without a Will or trust in place then under the intestacy laws of your state you and he equally share in her estate.

In order to ascertain of your mother had a Will or trust in effect you should do the following:

1. contact various attorneys that she may have had contact with to see if one drew up a Will or trust for her;

2. go through your mother's personal belongings at her home to see if you can find such a document.

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