How does one go about finding the will of a deceased relative in Manatee County?
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Let me add to Mr. Gunthert's reply which was correct. If no Will was filed (because no one else could find it), or no probate was opened, you may contact a probate attorney in the county where the deceased lived and petition to open the probate yourself (as a child of the deceased). if you con't find what you're looking for online, I'd recommend you contact a local probate attorney to assist you. Finally was the deceased married at the time of his/her passing? If so, the Will may have directed everything go to the surviving spouse. Is the surviving spouse also your parent?
Sorry for your loss and please accept my condolences.
You can check online in the county where your mothe lived, usually, a Will should/must be filed within 10 days in the county where the person lived (thiis rarely happens). If a probate is opened, the will is filed and submitted to the clerk of the court and a probate is opened, you will be able to look this up online, check online in the county where your parent lived, this will let you know if there was a Will and if there is a probate .