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Shortly before she died three years ago a friend told me she had left me something in her will. However I remarried and moved home twice, and my friend only had a cousin who didn’t know me, so I was never informed. Would I still be entitled to the money, and how would I go about finding out?

You can search at the Probate Registry against the name of your friend. If probate was obtained originally this will enable you to get a copy of the grant, a copy of the will and the names of the executors. You would still be entitled to anything you were left, and would probably be able to claim the money from either the executors or the other beneficiaries. However it’s not advisable to rely on the promise of being left something in a will.

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