Are wills available for public viewing?

Answer According to the Chester County Register of Wills, wills are a matter of public record and are therefore available for public viewing. However, wills are not made public until they are rendered com... Read More »

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Are wills public?

Wills become public once the individual whose will it is, also known as a testator, has died and the will goes through probate court. Before that happens, the will and testament cannot be viewed by... Read More »

Are wills public property?

Wills become public record after the testator (the person who owns the will) dies and the executor has completed all proceedings in probate court, including the settlement of any debts and dividing... Read More »

Are wills public documents?

Wills are public documents that are legally viewable under the Public Information Act once the person who authored the will has died. However, if the will is part of a trust, the trust documents ge... Read More »

Are wills public information?

Yes wills do become public information once they have gone through probate. Probate is the process of reading the will and the assignment of certain earnings to the beneficiaries. Once probate is f... Read More »