Estate Litigation Blog

Probate and Privacy

by Rob Levesque, Published: August 25, 2018

Tags: beneficiaries,  estate trustee,  estates,  executor,  privacy,  probate

When you die, the person who you have appointed as your estate trustee will have to file an application for a certificate of appointment  -- commonly called "applying for probate" -- and in that application they will have to divulge the value of your estate, and the individuals whom you have chosen as your beneificiaries.  That application will be filed with the court and as such the information contained in it will be publicly available for anyone to access.  

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