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power of attorney terminates on death
The will would be sent by the executor named in the will.
The will would get probated with the surrogate court clerk.
Normally, the executor hires an estate lawyer to take care of the filing and deal with beneficiaries.
Will is normally read with beneficiaries and family present, or a copy sent to them to review, and they have a right to inspect the original.
Keep in mind a will may be challenged in court on basis of fraud, duress, improper execution
The executor may be challenged and removed if not acting properly and not following the will.
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