WA Mother's Will with Public Trustee - Ask for a Copy?

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Melrose

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If mum's will is with the Public Trustee. Can I approach them for a copy as I know I am a beneficiary? The estate would probably only be worth $400,000 divided between my sister and I.

Can I do this was soon as she passes? Is there a timeframe for settling everything? What are the costs involved with the Public Trustee?
 

Tim W

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Which state are you in?
 

Jacqui Brauman

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The general rule is that once you have proof of death (particularly a death certificate), and if you are a beneficiary, then yes you should be entitled to a copy of the Will. I'm in Victoria, and that's the case here. In fact anyone who would be a beneficiary if there was no Will (intestate estate) could get a copy of the Will even if they weren't actually in it.