From our “Ask a Question” Mailbag: Challenging a Montgomery County Forged Will
Most Recently Updated July 18, 2018.
“My partner said that he was going to leave me money in his will. But, at his death, a distant cousin of his filed a will and obtained letters with the Montgomery County Register of Wills that gave everything to that cousin. I think the will is a forgery. Is there a statute of limitations period for me to challenge the will?”
Challenging a Montgomery County Forged Will – Estate Litigation Lawyer, Glen Ridenour.
Challenging a Montgomery County Forged Will
Yes. If you had acted before the will was filed, you could have had your Montgomery Probate Attorney file a caveat with the Montgomery County Register of Wills. Doing this would have prevented the distant relative from obtaining Letters Testamentary until you had the chance to review the will. Also, this would have given you more time to decide if you were going to contest the will.
Now that the Register has issued Letters, you have one year from the filing of the will to appeal the filing and to contest the validity of the Will. This can be done through a will contest or will challenge. Filing sooner rather than later is usually the best, as the relative might be selling or distributing assets, which may be difficult or impossible to recover.
Further Will Contest Questions?
Litigation is one part of the Will Contest process. By all means, if you want to learn more, please read my more detailed article, Will Contests and Will Challenges All You Need to Know.
In Conclusion: Challenging a Montgomery County Forged Will
I hope that this article was helpful in explaining how to challenge a will. Further, I included links to even more detailed information on my website. Therefore, please contact me and let me know how I did. Certainly, your comments and questions are welcome!
Let our Will Contest Lawyers help walk you through what can be a confusing process. To begin with, call to speak to one of our experienced Will Contest Attorneys. By all means, our lawyers are ready to answer your questions. In fact, feel free to contact our office for a free consultation. Ultimately our goal is to put our 25 years of estate litigation experience to work for you.
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