how do i get a copy of fathers will?

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how do i get a copy of fathers will?

Father passed last week.
Stepmother said there is a will
but left me everything. I and my 2
sister’s know this is false and we
are included in the will but we
cannot seem to convince step mom
to give us access.

Asked on August 10, 2016 under Estate Planning, Nevada

Answers:

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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

You have the right to see your father's Will; the executor cannot keep it from you. Once it is entered into probate, then it is a matter of public record so anyone else has a right to see it and you can pay a mominal fee to obtain a copy. However, since it probably has not yet been entered into probate, then as a child of the deceased, you are considered to be an "interested party". This means that legally you have a right to see it as you would be an heir if there was no Will. If your stepmother is unwilling to give you a copy of the Will, you can contact the probate court and/or consult directly with a local probate attorney. They can inform you as to best enforce your rights.


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