Most people wonder if the Court will admit a lost will in California. In California, a lost will can be admitted, as long as certain criteria are met. If you are faced with a situation where only a copy of will is found, call us and we will advise you as to whether it can be used in a probate proceeding in Los Angeles County.
We have litigation many cases where e a will was lost. Active as attorneys since 1992 strictly in the areas of wills, trusts and probate, we specialize in unusual and complex probate cases in Los Angeles.
8223. The petition for probate of a lost or destroyed will shall include a written statement of the testamentary words or their substance. If the will is proved, the provisions of the will shall be set forth in the order admitting the will to probate.
Lost wills and holographic wills (handwritten wills) pose special challenges in admission in court. Legal advice is necessary to determine if a lost will can be admitted in California.