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Is there an original will that names the older sister? Has that will been admitted to probate?
Is the hearing on the validity of the will or the establishment of heirs based on the will?
Hello John, No original will has been located. A photocopy of a last will and testement done at a notary in 1980 was admitted into probate. My cousin's lawyer was name the representative of my Aunt Ruth's estate. The probate hearing was on the validity of the will. There was never no talk about the establishment of heirs. Stated in the copy of last will and testement I received back in Jan. 2013, in the event Katie predeceased Ruth in death, then distribution was to be made to Katie's issue, which would be my cousin. My sisters and brothers just want to know if there would be any chance for us to be added on as heirs also.
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