Are wills public documents?

Answer 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 »

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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 record?

A standard will is a matter of public record after death because it must go through probate court to have any legal effect. When probate court files a will, it becomes available for public viewing.... Read More »

Are wills available for public viewing?

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 »