Often with estates, members of the family will be left out of the will. This can not only be hurtful but extremely unfair. For example, we often see instances where the step-children or step-parent will leave the step-children out of the will. In many of these types of cases an application for Family Provision may be made against the estate. It is imperative that any claim is made as soon as possible after the deceased’s passing.
You may be able to get a copy of the will depending on your relationship with the deceased or if you were mentioned in any previous wills.
The solicitor cannot charge for letting you view the will. The solicitor can charge a reasonable cost of providing you with a certified copy. They cannot however charge for their time or other fees outside of the reasonable copying, certifying and postal charges.
Most likely you can. It depends on the circumstances however if it is a viable option. Contact us for an appointment to go through the details and to advise you.
Depending on the situation it is mostly the best solution to contact a solicitor in the state you live in. The local solicitor may get a solicitor in the jurisdiction to act as an agent. As you will need to provide important information all throughout the matter it is best you can deal with a local solicitor.
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