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Hello When reading of the will is done ,is it legal to omit

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When reading of the will is done ,is it legal to omit a portion to hide it from sibblings?
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Were there assets in your mother's name alone?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

The only assets my mother had was very little money and we know that we have to wait for that final after taxes are complete.We all believe(there are 11 of us)that my one sister who made herself executor of the estate by manipulation of my mother whom did suffer from demencia has something to hide and even refused to let us see the will the night it was read(which took us over 4 months after mom's death to get read).

Was the money in a bank account in her name alone?

Do you know how much money is in that account?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Her name alone and there probably only be a few hundred for each of us.

I want to know if it is legal to omit parts of the will because when it was read,it started as follows.''this is the only and last testiment of(my mothers name) and if it wasn't read in it's entirety then in my view,this reading wasn't complete

There is no obligation to read a Will anymore.

In Ontario there is an obligation to provide the specific beneficiaries copies of part of the Will that applies to them and only the residuary beneficiaries would be given copies of the full Will.

At the same time if the Will is probated it becomes a matter of public record and anyone who wants can get a copy of the full Will by asking at the courthouse office.

If there is just a small amount in the bank account then the Will will not have to be probated.

At the same time, if you feel your sister has done something wrong and perhaps has taken assets she was not entitled to before your mother died, for example, then it would make sense to not only demand a copy for the Will but also to demand an accounting of what went on with your mothers banking beforehand if your sister was in charge of this banking.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

We can demand a copy all we want which we have done because of our suspicions but she has refused.How to we legally obtain a copy?

If she won't provide it you can get a court order requiring her to provide it.
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