My cousin died in a car accident September 10, 2019. I have searched everywhere to see if he had a will. Is there a legal and SECURED way to search online if I am the court ordered Personal Representative? I have access to his home, files, and paperwork. I cannot get in his computer how do I go about that?
The only way you can be the personal representative because if a court has appointed you. If a court has done that, then the attorney that helped you should answer this question. I doubt there is anyway a court appointed you without an attorney being involved or without seeing a copy of the will. There is no registry for Wills, so nothing on wine will help you. Please talk to a lawyer.
Please accept my condolences. As a personal representative, you can take the computer to a technician and see whether they can help you gain access to the computer. You can also contact the bar association for the county where your cousin lived and ask the director to send a global email out asking if any attorney drafted a will for your cousin.
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