To see the will, view it or obtain access to the will of a deceased person
To see the will of a deceased person and get a copy can be difficult when you are not the executor or administrator. However in some states changes to wills and succession legislation has made this easier. The legal rules now clarify the categories of people who can see or inspect the will of a deceased person. Read on for more.
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Who can make a will to dispose of their property?
Those who can make a will, change or cancel (revoke) a will under state and territory legislation must:
be an adult, (18 years and over); and
have the required mental capacity in regard to their testamentary intentions, meaning:
know (generally) what they own;
who they want to give it to, any dependents to be provided for;
be able to weigh up the consequences of their choices, potential claims;
understand that what they are doing is disposing of their property on death and its effects;
understand that on signing their will document, what it states will become enforceable when they die.