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Wills. How much time is needed to wait after the death and funeral before the will is dealt with in Poland?


gjene 14 | 204
28 Nov 2014 #1
Since I know when my grandfather's uncle died but I have no information on children from that marriage. I am hoping he had a will written and notarized that mentions what items go to what family member. I know when he died and where he was buried. How much time is needed to wait after the death and funeral before the will is dealt with? I am not after anything in any way shape or form other than just a copy of the will. The main thing I want from the will is to obtain names of surviving family members in order to track them down. For me, I am hoping that the will was dealt with fairly quickly after the funeral within reason in order not to seem greedy, but to get the issues of distribution of the estate settled with. I have someone who will look for the will for me, but I would like to provide this individual a starting point of a date when to start looking and not waste too much time looking for such an item and running up the bill. Part of the problem for me is I have no idea who he dealt with in getting the will notarized and when it was done. That is why I am hoping to get lucky in finding the will in a short time after the death. My grandfather's uncle died in October 1936 so I am not sure if I will be able to find anything.
Looker - | 1,102
5 Dec 2014 #2
As far I know the Polish law does not indicate any deadline when to start proceedings for a declaration of inheritance. Such request can be made just after death of the testator or even many years later..
OP gjene 14 | 204
5 Dec 2014 #3
Ouch. As I have said, I know the name of my grandfather's uncle and when he died and the name of the uncle's wife, but nothing of any children. That is why I am having someone try and look for the will for this person. I just don't want to be faced with a large bill in an attempt to find this document. For me, I want to see if the will provides names of surviving family members and maybe that will provide clues to making contact with that part of the family.


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