How do you get a will that a lawyer that is not practicing any more.
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First of all, as the others have suggested, I don't think you mean a "living will." I suspect what you mean is a "living trust." From time to time, people ask me about a living will when what they really mean is a trust. Secondly, whether it was an actual Will your mother wrote, or a living trust, she would have been given either the original or a copy at the time she signed it, so that is most likely among her valuable papers. If you cannot locate it, then you should try to locate the lawyer, if he/she is still living, and ask what disposition the lawyer made of his/her files. Most likely a copy of the Will or trust is in your mother's file and somebody has that. Some retired lawyers in my county gave me all their will and trust files when they closed their offices. That may have been done with the files of the lawyer whom your mother consulted.
I doubt you are actually inquiring about a living will; rather, you probably mean a will (or last will and testament). If the attorney was part of a firm, inquire at the firm. If not, try the state Bar. It is also possible (though unlikely) that the will was filed with the probate court.
Good luck to you.
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Do you mean that your mother had a Last Will and Testament? It should be in her possession. If not, check with the Oregon State Bar to see who has the attorney's files because there might be a copy in the file.
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