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Question: How long do family members need to wait to be allowed copies of a Will? Do family members get notices?

Answer:

This answer is general information about wills. To find out specifically how this applies to your situation, you may want to contact an attorney.

Generally, after a person dies, the heirs are entitled to a copy of the will immediately. They can get a copy from an attorney who has one, even if they are not named in the will. This is typically for primary family members. For example, if the family members are "cousins" it may be too remote of a relationship.

Whether or not a person is named in the will, if that person is a family member, they will likely get notice of the probate.

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