How do I find out about my grandmother’s Will?

My grandmother passed away. She was fairly wealthy and I know that she left me money of some sort in her Will. Yet my mother will not tell me about it so I’m looking to find out how I can find out what exactly is in it?

Asked on June 24, 2017 under Estate Planning, Florida

Answers:

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

If you were named as a beneficiary in your grandmother's Will, you should receive a notice of probate when it is filed with the court.  If not, then you may not have been so named. However, once the Will is filed with the probate court it is now a matter of public record which means that you (or anyone else for that matter) can view it. Otherwise, you have no other legal recourse.
 


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