What are the consequences of hiding a Will from the court?

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What are the consequences of hiding a Will from the court?

My mother passed away last week. She died while living with my sister. My sister tells me that our mother had Will from when she lived out of state from before she came and moved in with my sister. My sister hasn’t told me who the lawyer is that is executing the Will . She has told that I am a beneficiary. She has told me I have to wait 3 months to get the proceeds. I don’t have a copy of the Will. I am getting the feeling that the will is being withheld from the court. How should I proceed? Is it illegal for my sister and aunts and uncle to hide the Will from the court.

Asked on March 11, 2012 under Estate Planning, New York

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