Last will

My mother resided and died in the state of Minnesota. How can I find
out if she had a will or trust?

Asked on May 25, 2016 under Estate Planning, Minnesota


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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

You can check with the probate court in the county where your mother was domiciled as of the date of her death to see if a Will was entered into probate or, at least see if your mother filed one for safekeeping with the court that has not yet been filed. Obviously, you can check with her friends and other family members to see if they know of  Will. Also, you can try to find out if she had an accountant or other similar professional who may possibly know if your mother had an attorney. Otherwise, I'm afraid that there really isn't much else that you can do. As for the house, you can check with her town and see what the deed shows as to value paid to your mother for the house. Best of luck.

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