How do I obtain access to a will?

As the spouse, executor and beneficiary, am I entitled to a copy of the Will?

Asked on July 20, 2017 under Estate Planning, Georgia

Answers:

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

You don't give much by way of details. Is your spouse still living? If so, then at this point you do not have a right to the Will although should be informed of where it is kept. If an attorney is holding it, then you should be given a copy at the time you spouse passes or if it has been given to the probate court for safekeeping you will gave access to it at that time.

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

You don't give much by way of details. Is your spouse still living? If so, then at this point you do not have a right to the Will although should be informed of where it is kept. If an attorney is holding it, then you should be given a copy at the time you spouse passes or if it has been given to the probate court for safekeeping you will gave access to it at that time.


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