My Boss passed away and left a rental property in his will for me

My Boss recently passed away December 2017 and i was told by his girlfriend that
he left one of his rental properties to me.Now i am told it is in a trust?
I am now wondering if this is on the up and up since i have not heard from the
attorney and really hate asking his girlfriend questions about this.
This is in California.And i need a little advise.

Thank You

Asked on March 10, 2017 under Estate Planning, California

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

If the will has been filed for probate, it would be a public document at that time; you should be able to find it by going to the probate clerk's office in the county in which your boss lived. But if it hasn't been filed for probate yet, there will be no way to find the will without being shown a copy by someone who does have it (e.g. the girlfrind). You will have to ask her for more information--she is your source about this.

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

If the will has been filed for probate, it would be a public document at that time; you should be able to find it by going to the probate clerk's office in the county in which your boss lived. But if it hasn't been filed for probate yet, there will be no way to find the will without being shown a copy by someone who does have it (e.g. the girlfrind). You will have to ask her for more information--she is your source about this.


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