My brother has original copy of fathers will. Stepmother said he made another will and then tore it up. Never saw it so don't know if second will actually existed. Will will that brother has be valid?
If that prior will revoked the former will then it become null and void once the new will was signed. So you must find a signed copy. If that is the case then the first will is void. As a result, the father died intestate and the rules of intestate succession would control who gets his estate.
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You cannot afford NOT to see a lawyer. A consultation costs very liitle. If a new will was written and this can be proven, even though it was later destroyed, the new will usually revokes the old one, meaning there is no will. This is a complex legal issue for which you need to see a lawyer.
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