After death, a Will must be filed with Probate Court if it conveys an interest in real or personal property or has been declared valid by a Probate judge. If an action to have a Will declared valid prior to death was brought and successful, than the judge who made the declaration must bring the Will before the Court after the individual’s death. An executor or heir may inform the judge of the individual’s death or the judge may learn on his own.
Generally, named executors or heirs readily file Wills with the Court. Sometimes though, the named heirs are not the individuals in possession of the Will… Read the rest