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Q: Can I find any information on whether my father left a will in Texas?

My father lived and died in Waco Texas. He died on September 9, 2019.

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Terry Lynn Garrett
Terry Lynn Garrett
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: While some people deposit their will with the local probate court, most do not. Most people die without a will. If you have thoroughly searched your father's home an if he did not have a safety deposit box in which he might have put it, chances are good that he had no will.

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Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: You can call the Probate Clerk department for the County where he lived to see if he deposited the will for safekeeping or if he regularly used a lawyer you may want to ask them if they ever prepared a will for your dad.

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