My grandfather passed away last December (in NY). He had three children, one of which is my mother. My grandmother (his wife) is still alive. My uncle now has power of attorney over my grandmother's finances and it appears to the rest of the family that he is abusing that power (in a bad way). Utility companies are constantly threatening to turn off power because the bills are not getting paid.
My mother and aunt were supposed to get money via the will but never got a copy of the will or saw any money. Only my uncle seems to have benefited.
My question is this: How do I (or my mom) request a copy of my grandfather's will to see what was in there? Is this public record or do we have to find out the attorney's name and request a copy from him? My grandmother is not a good source as she is not that well and does not want to believe her son could do anything wrong so probably won't be much help.
My uncle is not a good man and my siblings and I want to make sure that my mother and aunt are not taken advantage of by him.
Thanks so much for the help!
(The family in question all live in NY; I live in MA.)