Brentwood, TN asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Indiana

Q: in indiana, is a likely beneficiary entitled to see a testator's will before the testator dies?

testator is wife, named executor is second husband. wife's children from first marriage want to see the will BEFORE the wife dies; named executor refuses. do the children have any recourse if the wife was of sound mind when the will was made, OTHER THAN asking her?

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Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Crossville, TN

A: No. Wills are private and amendable until the testator dies. I know that is frustrating, but there is nothing you can do to FORCE anyone to show you the will before the testator dies.

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