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My husband is co-executor of his mothers will - with his sister.

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My husband is co-executor of his mother's will - with his sister. His sister is also Power of Attorney. His mother is in a care facility and non-communicative. He attempted to get a copy of the will from his mother's lawyer and his sister had "blocked" him from accessing a copy.
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The Will is confidential. No one is entitled to see it until your mother-in-law dies. Then the executors get to see the Will of course.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I am executor of a friend's will and I have a copy of that will. I am guessing that is because they chose to share it with me.


In addition, my sister-in-law is power of attorney, so does that allow her access to that will?

Yes it is because when a testator is competent the testator can do what she wants.

No your sister-in-law does not have the authority to see the Will either. Being appointed under a POA does not give her that right.
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