Jan 12, 2016 - 08:44 AM
Jan 12, 2016 - 01:08 PM
Jan 13, 2016 - 02:18 PM
Jan 20, 2016 - 08:06 AM
I agree with Jack Carney. That is a very good answer. I would add that if you are confident you and your sister can agree on things you should mention to your parents that a trust can avoid probate entirely. It would be quicker, cheaper and easier when they are gone for you and your sister to administer their assets with a trust. A new document can also provide protection in case you or your sister die before your parents, if either of you become disabled or incompetent and other problems that can arise.
If the Will is 50 years old, it is likely very short and does not cover many of the what-it-this-happens situations. Wills that I draft, probably Jack also, are 20-30 pages. An attorney prepares you for the worst and hopes for the best.
Best wishes on getting some action from them. Try the trust idea if the updating the will fails.