Do all children of a deceased parent have a right to see the will?


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Any person has the right to view public court records such as the will of a deceased person. If a deceased person leaves a will, in most states the law requires that it must be filed with the local probate court within 30 days of locating it, according to Nolo.

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In order to view a copy of a will that has been filed with a probate court, contact the court, and request the document using either the file number or the name of the deceased, advises Legal Zoom. There is normally a nominal fee for making copies. Some courts make their records available online.

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