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My deepest condolences for your loss. Where in Nevada did your father reside at the time of his passing?
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The Will needs to be filed with the probate court in the County where your dad resided at the time of his death. So regardless of whether she wants to provide a copy you have ever right to check with the county. Give me one moment to provide the link for you.
General overview of the law
"How Probate Works in Nevada
Probate is the official way that an estate gets settled under the supervision of the court. A person, usually a surviving spouse or an adult child, is appointed by the court if there is no Will, or nominated by the deceased person's Will. Once appointed, this person, called an executor or Personal Representative, has the legal authority to gather and value the assets owned by the estate, to pay bills and taxes, and, ultimately, to distribute the assets to the heirs or beneficiaries.
The purpose of probate is to prevent fraud after someone's death. Imagine everyone stealing the castle after the Lord dies. It's a way to freeze the estate until a judge determines that the Will is valid, that all the relevant people have been notified, that all the property in the estate has been identified and appraised, that the creditors have been paid and that all the taxes have been paid. Once all of that's been done, the court issues an Order distributing the property and the estate is closed." https://www.legalconsumer.com/inheritancelaw/topic.php?TopicID=20&ST=NV
Clark County Probate Court, Phone
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