A will is a legal document in which a person sets out how she wants her property distributed after her death. In Pennsylvania, a will is only valid if the person making it signs it before two witnesses, who must also sign it.
Wills in Pennsylvania
In all states, wills are almost always filed with an official in the county in which the maker of the will lived at the end of her life. The official in Pennsylvania is the Register of Wills. Locate the office and business hours, and then stop by to inspect and copy the document. You need the name of the deceased and the date of her death. You will have to pay a copying fee. In some counties, it may be possible to obtain a copy by mail or online.
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