Milford, CT asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Connecticut

Q: My father is dying in South Carolina my sister is power of attorney, doe's she legally have to notify me about will?

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Steven Basche
Steven Basche
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Glastonbury, CT
  • Licensed in Connecticut

A: Most states require notice to all heirs (relatives who would inherit property if the decedent died without a will) if there is an application to admit a will to probate. That doesn't happen until after death. But nowadays, a lot of assets pass outside of probate, by joint account or beneficiary designation, for example. So sometimes there is no actual probate needed or filed. You will probably need to check with an Attorney in South Carolina for more specific info.

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