When someone that has a will has passed, the will has to be submitted to probate court within one year from that person’s date of death. In order for that will to be valid, it must contain several specific details and be executed properly. Additionally, the person must have had the proper mental capacity to execute it.
Furthermore, some people feel that being nominated as a personal representative in a will or having possession of the original copy makes them superior to all other heirs. There are, however, rules in Missouri that require the will to be submitted to the probate court and for heirs to be able to view it.
Whether you feel that someone might not have had capacity to execute a will, that certain provisions don’t seem to coincide with the decedent’s intent for whatever reason, or that someone is intentionally hiding the will from you, an experienced probate attorney can help get answers for you. Please feel free to call me to see what I can do for you.