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When and where is a will filed?

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June 11, 2007 7:35PM

A will is usually filed in the probate office where the records are kept. You can get a copy of the will for printing cost. Someone in the probate office can usually help you find the will. A will that has been entered in to probate will be available at the Probate Court where it was put into the system. There is no requirement to 'file' a will prior to the death of the deceased, but most court houses will do so for a filing fee. This prevents the will from getting lost or destroyed. But doing so does make it a public record, so most people file a signed copy with the attorney who drafted it.