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How can I get a copy of my dads will if everyone is refusing to let me see it?

Answered 7 months ago

My dad recently passed and nobody will let me see his will. My mum is very elderly and always let my dad handle their affairs she is now under the impression my older brother will take care of things but I dont trust him (for good reason) and dont understand why they are being so secretive about what my dad had in his will. My dads lawyer has told me he no longer has the original so cant help me and for me to get legal advice. I dont want to start a dispute in the family and take legal action and I dont want to cash in on my dads death i just want to make sure my brother is doing what is right by my dad and making sure my mum is taken care of. They have kept everything secret from me. He wouldnt even let me help organise my dads funeral or help to look after my own mother. I dont know what to do.


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7 months ago
Also , read this article because it is against the law to deny a family member from knowing anything about a loved ones life or death!
https://www.littmankrooks.com/2019/07/peter-falks-law/

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7 months ago
To order copies of a death certificate, contact the county or state vital records office in the place where the death occurred. They will tell you exactly what you need to do.
I think it costs about 10.00 to have a copy printed for you.

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7 months ago
I have no advice but I hope it all works out. Sorry about your dad ❤

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7 months ago
Maybe your brother has every intention of screwing your mum over, I see this all the time in my work.
Go get a solicitor ASAP before your brother screws everyone over ...

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7 months ago
Your legally entitled to have a copy of the will. Lawyer up.

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8 months ago
If your brother is the executor and if you are a beneficiary then by law he has to. You do have a right to contest it and as your family are being so secretive why wouldn’t you seek legal advice ? Find out where you stand. It isn’t about cashing in. It’s about making sure your father’s wishes are carried out correctly.

I’m very sorry for your loss. Death brings out the absolute worst in people.