DEAR JEFF: After approximately 50-plus years, all persons associated with a will are deceased or cannot be found. How does an interested person (relative) find such a will? If found, must the attorney who drafted the will be the one who probates it? Thanks, “Searching.”
Dear “Searching”: For a will that old, your best bet would be to see if it was ever filed with the county clerk’s office in the county in which the person resided.