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Information on the content of the will is sent by the notary responsible for settling the succession. This can be either the notary holding the will or a different notary, whose contact details can be provided by the notary holding the will. The latter can be located by making a search of the Portuguese Register of Wills.
After the death of the testator and the opening of the will, the will becomes public. Anyone can then obtain a copy.
For the information contained in the will, or a copy of the will itself, to be communicated, the will must have been opened in accordance with Portuguese law.
Copies of the will are sent by post.