Do you have to have the original will when someone dies?

Do you have to have the original will when someone dies?

If a will is missing because it was stored in a bank vault destroyed in a fire, the probate court may accept a photocopy of the will (or the lawyer’s draft or computer file). However, the court will probably require evidence that the decedent properly signed the original.

What should I do if my mother dies and has no will?

If your mother was single, then you and your siblings as well as any surviving parents (if only one parent died), will receive your mother’s assets. If no parents are alive, then the estate passes in equal shares to you and your siblings. If your mother was single with children, then the estate would pass in equal shares to the children.

When did my sister’s mother pass away from cancer?

Left Will. Sibling will not reveal contents. Sibling did not inform other siblings when Mother passed. Can we? My mother passed away the first of October of Cancer. We just found out in Late November through an distant relative.

Can a sibling reveal the contents of a left will?

Mother Died. Left Will. Sibling will not reveal contents. Sibling did not inform other siblings when Mother passed. Can we? – Legal Answers – Avvo Mother Died. Left Will. Sibling will not reveal contents. Sibling did not inform other siblings when Mother passed.

How did I get a copy of my mother’s will?

When I didn’t sign the official renunciation of my executorship, she reluctantly sent me a copy of the will and two old savings accounts of my mother’s, with the account number blanked out. I eventually discovered I was entitled to see my mother’s accounts for the past six years – she only used one bank.

What happens if a mother does not leave a will?

If your mother did not leave a Will and she left children who are not the children of her spouse, half of the probate estate (which does not include joint tenancy property or insurance) goes to the spouse and half to the natural children (nothing to step children). * This will flag comments for moderators to take action.

When do I need to file a will for my mother?

If there is a Will then it must be filed within 30 days of the date of death. If your mother owned real estate then a probate must be opened to sell the asset. Similarly a representative should be appointed to deal with her personal property. Any interested person can petition to open a probate.

What happens if your mother draws up a different will?

If she then tried to estrange him from other family members and convinced him to go to a lawyer (especially if she chose the lawyer) to draw up a radically different will, one that left you out and put her in your place, the situation would be very different.

When I didn’t sign the official renunciation of my executorship, she reluctantly sent me a copy of the will and two old savings accounts of my mother’s, with the account number blanked out. I eventually discovered I was entitled to see my mother’s accounts for the past six years – she only used one bank.