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Can the the next of kin obtain a copy of a will if it in the

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Can the the next of kin obtain a copy of a will if it in the stages of probate

tdlawyer :

Hello, welcome to the website. My name isXXXXX can assist you with this.

tdlawyer :

Has probate actually been granted in this case?

tdlawyer :


tdlawyer :

Do you want to be an executor?

tdlawyer :

Do you wish to enter the chat with me about this?

Customer: I think probate has been granted, the actual will was taken from the original solicitor and taken to a solicitor which the executor works at. Everything has gone
tdlawyer :

And you would like to see a copy of the will?

Customer: yes if that's possible please
tdlawyer :

Yes, it's possible.

tdlawyer :

Here is a link, telling you what form to use (Form PA1), and linking you to a copy of it. Then it gives you the address of the Probate Registry to write to in order to obtain a copy of the will.

Customer: thank you do I need any other details
tdlawyer :

Not to obtain the will no, it's pretty easy to do, as the will is now a public document.

Customer: I was told that it is only public when the probate had been completed ,
tdlawyer :

When probate has been granted it becomes public, not when administration is complete.

Customer: are the executors allowed to remove the will from the original solicitor where the will was made
tdlawyer :

Yes, they are. The executors become responsible for dealing with the estate and administering everything in connection with it.

Customer: ok thank you for your help I will use the link you provided
tdlawyer :

Thank you! Is there anything else you would like to know?

Customer: because it has
Customer: if I need to contest the will and it's going or been through probate is it possible
tdlawyer :

Yes, it's possible to contest the will.

tdlawyer :

A useful site is here:

tdlawyer :

This gives some guidance as to who (and in what time limits) can challenge a will.

Customer: ok thank again I think you have answered all my question
tdlawyer :

Thank you too. Have a good evening.

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