How can I get a copy of my late grandmother’s Will?

My grandmother died 10 years ago and I just found out that my sister was in charge of her estate. When I asked her about my share she told me that grandma cut me out of the will. So when I ask her for a copy she tells me that I don`t need a copy since I am not in it. Is there anything that I could do to find out if grandma cut me out or not?

Asked on December 12, 2015 under Estate Planning, California


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

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Since she died 10 years ago, her Will has not doubt been probated. This means that it is on file at with the probate court in the county in which your grandmother was domiciled as of the date of her death. This means that ii is now a matter of public record so your (or anyone else for that atter can obtain) can obtain a copy of it for a small fee.

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