Despite advice to the contrary, not everyone gets around to making a last will and testament. For survivors, being unable to locate the will can be frustrating. Read on for some guidance on what to do next when a loved one's will is nowhere to be found.
If You Believe There is a Will
Some loved ones have knowledge of the existence of a will but cannot locate it. After looking in the safe, file cabinet, desk drawers, and the bank's safe deposit box, try contacting the attorney that made out the will.
When a document exists in one country, it will not necessarily be considered valid in another country unless the document is certified by an apostille. However, there are several myths about hiring an apostille that you should be aware of.
A Document Must Be Legalized in the Right Location
A document cannot be legalized outside of its country of origin. Therefore, you must find an apostille in the country in which you need the document to be certified.