Wills and Living Wills

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Question: The decedent's will is in the office of his former attorney in Arizona. He died as a resident of another state. His final state of residence requires the original will in order to register it. How do I get the original will from the Arizona attorney?

Answer:

The following is provided as general information only. To find out how the law would apply to a specific situation consider contacting an attorney directly.

Generally, when a probate is filed in the state of death, a statement in the Petition/Application can contain the fact that there is an original Will, that has not been obtained. Once the Executor/Personal Representative is appointed, the court can include an order for the attorney to provide the executor with the original Will or simply subpoena the attorney for the document.

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  • The decedent's will is in the office of his former attorney in Arizona. He died as a resident of another state. His final state of residence requires the original will in order to register it. How do I get the original will from the Arizona attorney?

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