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When to challenge a forged will in Chester County?

Posted on Sun Nov 1, 2015, on Will Contests and Will Challenges

From our “Ask a Question” Mailbag: Forged Will Challenge Chester County

Most Recently Updated July 26, 2018.

“My neighbor said that she was going to leave me money in her will. But, at my neighbor’s death, a friend of hers filed a will with the Chester County Register of Wills that gave everything to the friend. I think the will is a forgery. Is there a statute of limitations period for me to challenge the will?”

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Forged Will Challenge Chester County

Forged Will Challenge Chester County

Yes. If you had acted before the will was filed, you could have had your Chester Probate Attorney file a caveat with the Chester County Register of Wills. This would have prevented the friend from obtaining Letters Testamentary until you had the chance to review the Will and decide if you were going to contest it.

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 through a Will contest or Will challenge. Filing sooner rather than later is best, as the friend might be selling or distributing assets, which may be difficult or impossible to recover.

Further Estate Litigation Questions?

The will challenge is only one of many Estate Litigation issues our firm addresses. Consequently, if you want to learn more, please read my more detailed article, Trust and Estate Litigation All You Need to Know.

In Conclusion: Forged Will Challenge Chester County

I hope that this article was helpful in explaining forged will challenges in Chester County. 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!

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