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Until someone is appointed executor of your mother in law's estate
, no one has any rights to take any action with regard to the estate assets, including this grandchild. If this grandchild s in possession of the will, he/she needs to file the will with the probate
court, usually within 30 days of the date of death. Once it is filed with the court, it becomes public record and can be obtained from the probate records. The will should name an executor who will then be the person officially appointed by the probate court as executor which will then give that person official authorization to administer the estate. Until that time, no one has any authority to do anything the assets. If the grandchild has possession of the will and does not produce the will and cause it to be filed within 30 days of the date of your mother in law's death, any of the children can file their own petition with the court asking the court to order it produced and filed. The court will then order the grandchild to produce it and if he/she does not, he/she will be held in contempt of court and be subject to civil and/or criminal sanctions. Once an executor is appointed, the executor can then move to formally evict the grandchild if the grandchild will not leave voluntarily.
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