Can I file my Will in the County Clerk’s office?
There is a misconception in the public that you can bring your Last Will and Testament to our office and have it recorded, but this is not true. The law states “an unprobated will may not be so recorded even though it has an acknowledgment thereon”, AG OP M-5111. However, an unprobated will can be attached as an exhibit to a properly acknowledged recordable affidavit.

We can take your original Will and store it for you, this procedure is called Safekeeping, however, we do not recommend it. We are mandated by law to follow several procedures if you or a family member wanted get your Will out of safekeeping. We strongly advise you to keep your original Will stored in a safe place and notify at least one family member the location of where the Will is stored.

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1. How do I get a copy of a Last Will and Testament?
2. Can I file my Will in the County Clerk’s office?
3. Can I probate a Will without hiring an attorney?
4. How do I get additional Letters of Testamentary?