The Law regarding persons entitled to a copy of a deceased persons Will changed in March, 2008.

If your grandfather died after 1 March, 2008 you are entitled to a copy of his Will in the following circumstances:

  •     If you are named in the Will, whether as a beneficiary or not;
  •     If you were named as a beneficiary in any earlier Will made by your grandfather;
  •     If you were an Attorney under an Enduring Power of Attorney made by your grandfather or a minor referred to in the Will.

There are other categories of entitlement to a copy of the Will, for example, if you would be entitled to a share of your grandfather’s estate if he had died without leaving a Will.

Possible entitlement to an interest in a deceased estate is an important matter and legal advice should be sought to clarify any issues or concerns people may have.

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