Dallas, TX asked in Probate for Oregon

Q: Dad just passed in OR. Unwed partner claims only will from the 1990s in AK. Is an old will still valid? How do I get it?

We have no idea what attorney he used and the partner claims to not have a copy.

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

A: The most recent Will that your father signed is his valid Will unless he married after he signed it. To locate the Will you can ask your father's partner to look through his important papers and check any safe deposit boxes. If you can find out what attorney your father hired in the 90's you can also try to contact that person.

Here is a link to the Alaska State Bar Association member directory: https://alaskabar.org/member-services/member-directories/

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