Is a lawyer liable to maintain your last will in safe storage at his office?

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What does the lawyer who stores your last will required to do upon your death?


An attorney can take no legal steps to probate your will unless directed by the executor who is named in the will. Upon your death, your executor may request your will from the attorney and proceed with any probate filings himself, retain your original attorney to open the probate, or retain his own attorney to open the probate.  Also, in Massachusetts, there is a procedure where a copy of a lost will can be submitted to the Probate Court in lieu of the original.

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The attorneys at The Beliveau Law Group provides legal services for estate planning (wills and trusts), Medicaid (planning and applications), probate (estate and trust administration), business law (formation and operation), real estate (residential and commercial), taxation (federal and state), and civil litigation (in connection with these practice areas). The law firm has offices and attorneys in Naples, Florida, Waltham, Massachusetts, and Salem, New Hampshire.