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How Much Time Do You Have to Contest a Will?

| Dec 5, 2017 | Firm News |

Sometimes, a will is not always created under the most favorable conditions, which is why people have the option to contest it. Once the will is admitted to probate, interested parties are eligible to contest the will as soon as possible, so your contest is not dismissed on the grounds of being filed too late. Interested parties may include the estate’s creditors, the beneficiaries listed in the will, and anyone who would have been a property recipient if there had been no will in the first place. If you are interested in contesting a will, regardless of reason, our Montgomery County estate planning attorneys of Duffy Northcan help resolve your concern with ease. Acceptable reasons for contesting a will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Procedural mistakes
  • Fraudulence or forgery
  • The testator was under duress from another beneficiary
  • Any other flaw, which can be demonstrated or proven with detailed evidence

It is important you consult with a Montgomery County estate planning attorney before you file a will contest, as only then will you have an accurate estimation of how the situation will conclude. A will contest will suspend the probate process, which will delay the estate and asset distribution.

Contact Our Experienced Montgomery County Estate Planning Lawyers Today

Whether you are in need of legal advocacy in regard to a will, trust, guardianship, power of attorney, or advance health care directive, we at Duffy Northaim to be your go-to. Our Montgomery County estate planning lawyers strive to help this process be as seamless as possible, as we understand creating a will is certainly a complicated and often emotionally tiring process. Don’t hesitate to reach a representative of our firm by calling 215-914-9939 at your earliest convenience.