Before a person’s estate can be distributed, it is imperative to establish whether they had made a valid will. A will is a personal legal document or testament by which a person – the testator – expresses their wishes as to how their estate is to be distributed in the event of their death.
It, therefore, belongs to the testator, or their estate if they are already deceased. The will can only be made public once the grant of probate is attained. If you have reason to believe you are named in the estate of someone who is already deceased and are searching for the said will, you can start in their home, if you can gain access lawfully.
If the Will is being held by the deceased person’s solicitor, you cannot receive access to it unless you are named as an executor. As such, you must seek legal advice as soon as possible. Our experienced Legal team are on hand to support, advise and guide you through the process and can deal with any kind of dispute relating to a Will.
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