Fletcher, OK asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Communications Law and Probate for Oklahoma

Q: Yes my husband's aunt died in New Mexico and her partner not married has will. Does he have the right to ask for a copy

He is the next living relative and had to send information and initials to funeral home because funeral home wouldn't let partner do it even with will stating so.

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Anna L Self
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Anna L Self
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: In Oklahoma he would not be required to provide a copy of the will but since she died (I am assuming she lived there) in New Mexico you should post in the New Mexico group.

In Oklahoma, if your husband was an heir pursuant to the will he would be given written notice when the will was filed for probate. If he is not listed in the will, he would not receive notice.

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