If my father died, how doI get sent a copy of his Will or family trust sent to me?

Asked on November 6, 2011 under Estate Planning, Texas

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If your father has passed away and there is a Will that he signed, then the easiest way to get a copy of it is to go down to the court house where his estate is being probated and ask the court clerk to make a copy of it for you. A probate is a public proceeding and as such, anyone can get a copy of the file in a probate unless there is a court order prohibiting such.

The other option concerning your request is to contact the executor of the estate of your father to ask for a copy. The executor does not have to give you a copy if you are not a named beneficiary under your father's Will. If you are, you are entitled to a copy of the Will.


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