How do you access a court judgement of a will contestation?

There were two versions of my mother’s will one held by my brother and one by me older sister. They went to court to have a judgment on which version of the will is valid. How could I get a copy of that court judgment?

Asked on November 3, 2017 under Estate Planning, Nebraska

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

If you know the case number, you can go to the court, give the case number to the court clerk and ask to see the file.  You can't remove the file from the court, but can ask the court clerk to copy the file or the section of the file that you want.
If you don't know the case number, you can go to the court and look for your mother's name in the court's computer to obtain the case number.  Then, give the case number to the court clerk and ask to see the file as discussed above.
If you don't live near the court where the case was heard, you can send someone to obtain the information.


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