If my grandma recently passed away, is there a way to locate her Will at no charge?

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If my grandma recently passed away, is there a way to locate her Will at no charge?

She recently moved and passed away in another state.

Asked on January 25, 2016 under Estate Planning, Indiana

Answers:

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

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

You can question other family members, as well as her friends, to inquire whether or not she had a Will and where it might be. You can also check to see if she had a safety depoit box. If that's of no use, then go through any papers you can find in her desk drawers, file cabinets or even family bible. Be on the look out for a letter or business card from an attorney. If that proves unsuccessful, contact any other professional advisers that your grandmother may have used (a financial planner or accountant), they may know something. You could also place a "Lost Will" ad in the local paper. Finally, check with the Probate Court in the county where she resided to see if a Will was filed with it. 


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