Las Vegas, NV asked in Probate for Rhode Island

Q: My mom passed away on 2-23-2022. How can I obtain a copy of her Will.

My mom recently passed away. She did have a Will. My step father is refusing to share her Will with her children. I know there's certain things that belonged to my mom that she inherited from my grandmother that was to be passed along to me when my mom passed. My step father denied me seeing my mom before she passed. Had her cremated before I could get to Rhode island. And is now selling all her belongings. he also changed his will to where his family will receive all his assets when he passes. is there anything that I can do? My mom had 2 children, myself and my younger brother. (Neither one of us are his children). She lived I Rhode island and I live in Indiana.

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Albin Moser
Albin Moser
Answered
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Providence, RI
  • Licensed in Rhode Island

A: You can petition in the probate court of the city or town where your mother lived, and demand the production of the will. Your stepfather would be court-ordered to produce it.

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