Q: Are lawyers obligated to show a copy of the will to the son of the deceased?
My sister said she couldn't remember the lawyer, however I found out thru
the assesors office that the house is still in my mother's name and who the attorney was.
A: A lawyer in possession of the original will is usually obligated to lodge it with the local probate court when he learns that the decedent has passed. If the lawyer only has a copy of the will, usually he will only provide the copy to the executor named in the will, absent a court order.
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