I received a Notice of Probate

Hi. I received a Notice of Probate stating that my
Uncle’s Will was probated on November 22, 2017. Does
this mean I am a beneficiary in his Will?

Asked on March 8, 2018 under Estate Planning, New Jersey

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for your loss.  That is a little late to receive the Notice.  It means that it is likely that you were a beneficary or would have been under the law should he have died without a Will.  Go to the Probate Court where it was filed and take a look at the Will and Petition and start from there.  It is a public record.  Good luck.


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