If you are a successor or an heir, you can obtain a copy of the will of the deceased. Among other things, you will have to prove your link with the deceased or your capacity as successor to the succession.
Difference between a successor and an heir
A successor is a person who, by law or by will, is entitled to all or part of an inheritance. The successor has not yet chosen if he or she refuses the inheritance or accepts it. The successor becomes an heir when he accepts the inheritance left by the deceased.
Documents required to obtain a copy of a notarized will
To obtain a copy of a notarized will, you will need to provide various documents:
- death certificate,
- results of the will search showing that the will that is the subject of the copy request is indeed the last one made by the deceased,
- identity document of the person requesting to receive a copy of the notarized will
- birth certificate of the person requesting to receive a copy of the notarized will or any other document proving the relationship with the deceased.
Price for obtaining a copy of a notarized will
The price for get a copy of a notarized will is around $150 to $200 plus applicable taxes. Fees may vary from one notary office to another.
The cost of obtaining a copy of a notarized will is within the average of the liberal professions issuing copies such as land surveyors.