If parent lived in one state and the heirs/beneficiaries lived in another and a Will was left, what laws do the administratives and or fidiciary/trustee follow?

If there is a Will from the state the person was from and beneficiaries live in another state, what laws apply to that Will?

Asked on March 8, 2016 under Estate Planning, California


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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

It is the location of where the deceased died and not the location of the heirs/benefciaries that is of consequence in administering an estate. Specifically, it is the law of the state in which the deceased was domiciled as of the date of their death that controls.

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