Plano, TX asked in Estate Planning for Texas

Q: My mother passed last week and I am executor and sole beneficiary of her estate. My estranged brother sent a text

giving me 5 business days to send him a copy of her will. Do I have to send a copy to him?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Beth Ann Serafini-Smith
Beth Ann Serafini-Smith
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Katy, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Until you are appointed as the executor you are not required to give anyone a copy of the Will. Until you are appointed, you really have no legal authority to handle any aspect of her estate; a Will is just a piece of paper until the Court rules it is a valid Will and admits it to probate.

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