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Q: Is the executor of my father’s Will required to let me see it. His only heirs are myself and my sister.

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Isaac Shutt
Isaac Shutt
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Richardson, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Yes, under Texas Law, the executor must show the beneficiaries must receive a notice after the probate hearing. That notice usually contains a copy of the Will. ALSO, once the will is filed for probate, it's actually public record.

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

A: When a Will ir submitted to the court for probate (proving), it becomes a public document. If you would like to see it, ask the clerk of the local probate court.

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