Q: My grandmother passed away in February of this year, my family is not close (2 uncles, 1 aunt, then my mom)
My aunts in charge of distributing in will (she lives out of state) , it got out probate in August. I haven’t heard anything since then. Do I need to hire a lawyer? I’ve already been told my name is in the will, haven’t been told anything else. I don’t really know much about this stuff I’m just not sure what to do. Do I wait or hire a lawyer to figure out what’s going on for me?
A: You can walk into the probate court and ask to see the file. In there you will see the will, which you can read. You can also read up on what happened in the case. Look for the final order of distribution, which states who got what.
If the court is too far away, you can hire a local paralegal service to go into the courthouse and copy the file for you. There will be a fee for the service plus whatever the court charges for photocopies.
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