IS THERE IS A WILL?
If unable to locate the Decedent’s Last Will & Testament, we recommend looking through Decedent’s mail or any documentation at the house to see if there is correspondence from an attorney’s office addressed to the Decedent. If there is correspondence contact that attorney and request copies of Decedent’s Testamentary documents.
If unable to locate mailings from an attorney, the Last Will & Testament may be held at the Probate Court in the country where the Decedent resided. The Probate Courts are located in the Circuit Court for each county. Some counties have this information online.
If you or any family member is unaware of the existence of a Last Will & Testament then it is presumed that Decedent did not have a Will.