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Italian will

Postby elmosgirl » 11 Apr 2016, 21:38

Hello Board Members,

Nice to be back after a much-needed break!

Is it possible to obtain a copy of a Will executed following the 1938 death of an Italian citizen in Italy?

This is not an inquiry in order to establish succession or inheritance or claim to property.

My Aunt would love to be able to read the Last Will and Testament of her Grandfather, a Will she knows existed at the time of his death.

Can a descendant (provable, of course) request a copy from so long ago?? Which offices in a Province or comune would retain such a document?? Is it even worth asking for this?

Because she is ill and infirm, your replies, help and direction in a timely manner will be most appreciated!

Thanks to all of you as ever,

Noel

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Re: Italian will

Postby Italysearcher » 12 Apr 2016, 09:03

The will would be held in the archives of the 'notaio' who registered it. You have to know who he was in order to find it.
If the will was handwritten and not registered officially you will not be able to obtain a copy unless a family member still has it.
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Re: Italian will

Postby elmosgirl » 13 Apr 2016, 02:55

Thank you, Ann.

Am I understanding your reply correctly that a notary could be in what I wd call 'private practice,'therefore his name would have to be known?

That unlike here in the States, the Will wd not be filed in a Court as a record?

Might a notary be part of the comune bureaucracy?

Learning something new again! And, thank you for your reply!

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Re: Italian will

Postby Italysearcher » 13 Apr 2016, 14:20

A notaio is a lawyer who specializes in wills, land transfers etc. He does not usually take criminal cases.
A will prepared by a notaio would be registered but I believe it would still be under his name not the name of the person who wrote the will.
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