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Aston Lawyer, Solicitor
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Experience:  LLB (HONS) Over 23 years legal experience specialising in Property law and Wills/Estates
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My mother has passed away recently, and my younger brother

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My mother has passed away recently, and my younger brother and sister are dealing with the affairs, including 'probate' to sell her house. I am told there was a will, but how can I find out if I was mentioned in the will without knowing which solicitor dealt with it and preferably without my brother and sister knowing?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Law
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
oh, I just realised I have asked this on the US version of justanswer and I should have used the UK version
Expert:  Aston Lawyer replied 1 year ago.
Hello and thanks for using JustAnswer.
My name is ***** ***** am happy to assist you with your enquiry.
Once Probate has been granted, the Will becomes a public document, so you will be able to apply for a copy for a nominal fee at Leeds Probate Registry.
I set out the link for you to do a postal search, so if Probate has not been granted yet, you will be notified once it has been granted.
https://www.gov.uk/wills-probate-inheritance/searching-for-probate-records
(sorry- you will need to copy and paste the above link)
I hope this helps you and sets out the legal position.
Kind Regards
Al