Grand Prairie, TX asked in Probate for Texas

Q: How does one go about getting a copy of a will?

My husband's mom died last year and his sister was made executor of the will. My husband has never seen the will, and has no idea what's in it. Ant way he can get a copy, and if so, from where?

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Isaac Shutt
Isaac Shutt
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Richardson, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: If a will is filed for probate, it is actually public record. You can look at the probate court's website to see if a probate has been filed. If so, the county clerk can send you a copy of the will. Of course, the easiest thing to do is to have a consultation with your own probate attorney. A probate attorney can easily get you a copy of the will and also advise you if anything needs to be done to protect your inheritance rights.

I would absolutely recommend you talk with a probate attorney. If your husband sees the will and thinks the will is invalid, he really needs to file a Will Contest (with the help of a probate attorney) before his sister can get a probate hearing. Long story short, you really don't want to wait around.

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