Is a person left with a small legacy eg 1000 painting, entitled to review the entire will

Is a person left with a small legacy eg 1000 painting, entitled to review the
entire will

Asked on March 20, 2018 under Estate Planning, Alaska

Answers:

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

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

A person named in the Will should be getting an entire copy of the Will when they are sent a consent to the Probate by the proposed executor upon the filing of the Probate Petition.  That is because one of their rights to file objections lurks withoin there as well, since it can contain a clause that allows forfeiture if they do. Also, a Will is a public record and they can view the etnire Will in court anytime so why hide it. Good luck.


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