How do I ask someone if I am in their Will?

By Melissa Broad, Contributing Writer.

There are three options when it comes to finding out this information:

  • While a will document is personal and private, it is possible to ask the testator themselves if you are in fact included in their will. This is the only way to check if the person is still alive.

  • Ask the executor of the Will after the testator’s death if there is anything be-quested to you. The executor is responsible for fulfilling all requests in a last Will and Testament by law and this is checked by the courts. You can ask them directly if there is a bequest for you in the Will.

  • If you do not know who the executor of the Will is, or if the will has not yet been found after the death of the testator, then you can either find this information by locating the Will, or find the court that probates the will and they should be able to tell you the name of the executor after finding the probate file. If there is no executor, the court will appoint one.

 

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