How can I find out the terms of my grandfather’s Will?

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How can I find out the terms of my grandfather’s Will?

My dad told the family, years ago when we were younger, that my grandfather had changed his Will and left my sisters and myself money and oil rigs. Once we reacher 21 one years of age it would be ours to get, We are over that age but he will not tell us the attorney’s name or even if there is one. He will not even tell us the location of granddad’s Will. How we can go by receiving any information? Do you think you can help or lead us to the place where we can get help?

Asked on August 30, 2013 under Estate Planning, Texas

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Is your Grandfather alive or is he deceased?  I am going to assume that he has passed.  If there were a Will and it was indeed probated then it is on file in the Probate Court in the county in which he resided at the time of his death.  ANd it is a public record so you can review it.  The file should also state what was done in the case you and your sisters were minors or had yet to be able to inherit.  A final accounting would show that.  Start there.  Good luck.


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