How can someone obtain copies of a will in a foreign country?
State/Country relating to question: Ireland
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We are trying to obtain copies of the wills of my father in law and my mother in law who lived and died in Ireland. This request is for my husband and his sister, who live in America, and have never received copies of these documents. Where do we go to get these and approximately how much would it cost to obtain them?
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Thank you for your question.
Unfortunately, if the will has not been proved and/or you are unsure of its existence you would need to contact an Irish solicitor to do some investigative work to find out if any of the local attorneys retain a copy.
Instead, if the will has gone to Probate by a solicitor in Ireland, you will have the possibility to have a copy of it.
In this case, you will be able to find and get a copy of it from your district Probate Office for a small fee at your local Courthouse . You would need to provide them with your father's in law name, address and date of death. They will find the record and they will also be able to send it to you by post.
I hope this answers your question.
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