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I received a letter in reference to an estate payment from my stepfather’s will. The estate attorney requested I sign the following: "The undersigned hereby acknowledges receipt of the following, in full and complete satisfaction of that portion of this estate to which the undersigned is entitled and that this receipt is also a RELEASE of the estate and all persons acting for or on behalf of the estate with respect to any and all claims or demands that the undersigned may have with respect to the estate or any of its assets." I didn't know I was mentioned in my stepfather's will NOR did the lawyer provide a copy of the will. Should he have included one OR should I ask for one OR is this standard protocol? My stepfather was very wealthy and the marriage blended two families much to the dislike of his children. Thank you.