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I am a beneficiary of my fathers will and the executor of

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I am a beneficiary of my fathers will and the executor of the will hasn't given me a copy even though I ask, do I have to wait or can I make her. I am in NC
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.

Good morning. I am Loren, a licensed attorney, and I look forward to assisting you.

Has the will been admitted to probate and the executor issued letters testamentary by the court?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No it hasn't yet
Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for the additional information.

Until the will is formally admitted to probate there is no executor and no obligation to provide the will to you (only and obligation to file it with the court.

However, any interested party may petition the court to commence probate and admit the will. Once the petition is filed you can ask the court to compel production of the will under penalty of legal sanctions.

Therefore, you can file the probate petition. Anytime you move through the courts it is highly recommended to be represented by counsel. If you need assistance finding local counsel try Martindale Hubble. Many attorneys themselves use this site to locate attorneys outside their jurisdiction or expertise:

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Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.

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