Chicago Estate Planning and Copies of the Will

When an individual dies with a Will, once it is located, it should be given to the estate’s attorney. The attorney will send copies of the Will to anyone who may have an interest in it.
The executor is entitled to a copy. He is in charge of opening probate, managing the decedent’s property and making sure the provisions of the Will are carried out.

All beneficiaries are entitled to a copy. If any minor children or incapacitated individuals are named as beneficiaries, their guardians receive a copy of the Will.

If the Will funds a revocable trust, the successor trustee of the trust is entitled to receive a copy of the Will.

Once a Will is probated, it is available to the public, and anyone can read it.

Consult your estate planning attorney for further information.