Duty to Deliver Will

The person who has custody of the Will must produce it within 30 days of learning of the testator’s death. The custodian is liable for all damages that result from failure to deliver the will

To satisfy the duty to deliver the Will the custodian must deliver the will to the clerk of the superior court of the county in which the estate of the decedent may be administered and mail a copy of the will to the executor named in the will.

Procedure is known as “lodging the Will.”

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