Nashville, TN asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Tennessee

Q: My father passed away last month and I am a heir so why do I have to supenna the attorney for a copy of the will?

I am not the executor of the will. My sister is and I have asked for a copy from her but have refused to give me a copy. The attorney whom done dad's estate refuses to give me a copy and said, I have to supenna a copy from him. Why should I have to go through all that when I am a heir in the will.

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Megan R. House
Megan R. House
  • Cordova, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: It sounds like you may not be a beneficiary under the will. If you were then you would have been contacted by the attorney or your sister to let you know that you are a beneficiary and what share you would receive. If he said that you need to a subpoena the will in order to see it, then you should do that.

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