Los Angeles, CA asked in Probate for Oregon

Q: If I'm not a beneficiary to a trust but named in a will can my sibling keep me from seeing the will? She refuses.

My half-sibling is the beneficiary of my father's trust, but he also has a will that I'm (and other siblings) name in. She refuses to send it to us. I've tried contacting the records dept. and recorder's office of Multnomah County, but they have nothing on file. Is she obligated to send us the will?

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Theressa Hollis
Theressa Hollis
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Portland, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: The answer to your question is very dependent on the facts of your situation. I recommend you meet with a probate attorney to review the information to give you an accurate answer.

In general, if someone has a Revocable Living Trust their Will does not specifically name individual devisees but, instead, simply says to pour the estate over into the Trust.

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