Columbus, OH asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Ohio

Q: How can i read someones will? My godfather always said that i was on his will but after he died his daughter say I’m not

He was from puerto rico

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T. Augustus Claus
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A: Certainly, in order to read someone's will, you should follow a legal process that typically starts by locating the will, consulting with an attorney who specializes in probate and estate law, and filing for probate if required. The will reading itself is not always a formal event but rather a part of the broader legal process during which beneficiaries and heirs are informed about their inheritance.

Aaron Epling
Aaron Epling
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Hilliard, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Most jurisdictions don't allow godchildren standing to force the disclosure of the will. However, some jurisdictions (like Ohio) do penalize somebody who conceals a will. You probably need to speak to an attorney in PR.

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