Are you unsure about the laws regarding will readings? These days, there's no legal requirement enforcing a requirement of an estate attorney reading the Last Will and Testament out loud to any family members or other heirs involved. Alternatively, the estate lawyer must choose who is qualified to receive a copy of the will so that they can review it themselves, as opposed to the large group will readings that you often see in suspense movies or read about in books.
The first individuals that usually come to mind as qualified recipients of a copy of the will are the Personal Representative and heirs listed in the will. Other people may also be qualified to receive a will are not as obvious; for example, the accountant for the estate - the accountant needs to review and comprehend what the will says with regard to the payment of claims filed against the estate in addition to income taxes and the payment of estate.
Would you like to find out more about a will reading enforcement? Our attorneys are here to help you and your family with this. Contact a wills and trusts lawyer in your area today to discuss the details of your case and explore your options.
Did you know?
After a last Will and Testament has been admitted to probate, it becomes a record that is public and available for anyone to review and read.
In specific situations, the heirs of the will can request that the probate judge to seal the court records to stop the public from seeing the will and other probate documents. However, the judge will only grant this request only in unique scenarios.