What Are Some Ways to Register a Will?


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To register a will, submit the will's original copy to relevant authorities, including the state registrar of wills and probate court clerk, according to LegalZoom. It is also possible to register the will by filing it privately with an appropriate service provider.

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Filing the will with the state registrar depends on the state and may involve paying a filing fee, notes LegalZoom. It may also involve attaching a testamentary letter to the will before submission. A testamentary letter is a letter that authorizes a particular administrator to execute the will when the owner dies. Filing the will with the probate court clerk requires an individual to do it within his county of residence and involves paying a fee as well. As of 2015, the court fee ranges from $50 to $100.

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