Must there be an official reading of a Will?

7 siblings are beneficiaries to house.

Oldest is also executor of the estate.

House is not listed in trust or will.

Unsure if supposed to be validity of

copies is questionable. Is an official

reading of the will required? By who?

Who must be present at the reading?

Asked on May 7, 2016 under Estate Planning, Hawaii

Answers:

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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

There is no requirement that a formal reading of a Will take place. However, all states require that the beneficiaries receive notice of the intent to place the Will into probate.


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