I know my grandparents wouldn't leave me out of there will. How can I find out what Attorney is handling her estate? We are from western Pennsylvania. Can my relative's really cut me out?
Your grandmother's will will be filed with county courthouse in the county where she resided. Once probate is opened for her estate, you should be able to get a copy from the clerk.
The attorney holding your grandmother's will is required to deposit the original will with the court in the county where your grandmother resided at the time of her death. The tricky part is whether the attorney is aware of your grandmother's death. Try checking the probate court in the county where your grandmother died to see if he did in fact already deposit her will. Otherwise you have to do a lot of cold calling to the local attorneys.
Hi! In Pennsylvania, anyone making a will can legally leave anyone out but their spouse. As for whether there's a will, if an estate has been opened, the will be will be filed in her county of residence, and you can go to the Register of Wills office and see it. If you're not sure if she made a will or not, you may have to start calling local attorneys and asking if they did a will for her. Good luck!
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