Is it safe to sign a waiver of probate of will?

Asked about 2 years ago - Wetumpka, AL

Uncle Passed with no will in place. Assets are to go to his siblings. my mother was his sister & she has passed also. I understand i will get her portion., however my other uncle is asking for a waiver of probate of will...Should I sigh it . I am not close to this side of the family & not sure if I should trust them.Would I be signing my portion away? How can I make sure I dont give up my portion?

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  1. Douglas C Martinson II

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    Answered . Yes, that will allow the will to be probated sooner and without a hearing. You should get a copy of the will with the Waiver and if the will leaves assets to you, you should sign it.

    You have 6 months to file a claim or to contest the will if you want.

  2. Howard Robert Roitman

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    Answered . Trusting is complicated. President Ragen used to say trust but verify, and so should you. get a lawyer and see what is in the estate.

    The materials available at this web site are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing... more
  3. Donald Joseph Quinn II

    Contributor Level 15

    Answered . REtain your own lawyer to counsel you on this issue.

    Legal disclaimer: This answer does not constitute legal advice. I am admitted to practice law in the State of... more

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