How doI see my grandfather’s Will?

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How doI see my grandfather’s Will?

My grandfather left a house to me. My mother was occupying the house and after his death she remained in there until she named my sister as executrix of her Will. Now I can’t speak to her, she ignores me. There is an attorney handling the matter of the Wills but he won’t give me information either at least until he speaks to my sister on the matter. This is because she was a client in a previous matter in their office. Her permission is required to say what gets told to me because the state bar says so.

Asked on September 13, 2011 under Estate Planning, Texas

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

If your were named as a beneficiary under your grandfather's will where he supposedly left a home to you as a bequest, you are entitled to receive a copy of the will to read and review from the executor of his estate and the attorney handling the estate's probate.

I suggest you write the executor of your grandfather's estate and the attorney handling the probate seeking a copy of the will as you are supposedly named as a beneficiary under it. Keep a copy of the letter for future reference.

If there is a probate filed concerning your grandfather's estate, go down to the county court house in the county where your grandfather resided and ask to the court clerk to see the probate file. A probate is a public proceeding where all can view the probate file. The will of your grandfather should be in the probate file. You can ask the court clerk for a copy of the will for your records.

Good luck.


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