What can we do if my mother-in-law just passed and my sister-in-law claims that there is an Will, however we cannot find one on file?

She is telling my husband that both parents left everything to her according to this “Will”. How can we administer an estate to probate on this matter?

Asked on November 21, 2015 under Estate Planning, Michigan

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Yes, the court will charge for the copy of the probated will. If your sister is the executrix of the will, she has a fiduciary responsibility to ensure the beneficiaries receive their share in the will and the estate assets are not wasted.
You should send a certified/registered letter to her to indicate you are entitled to see the will. It is a public document once probated.


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