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Is There a Bucks County Will Contest Statute of Limitations?

Posted on Wed Feb 3, 2016, on Will Contests and Will Challenges

From Our “Ask a Question” Mailbag: Bucks County Will Contest Statute of Limitations

Most Recently Updated August 8, 2018.

“My sister has filed a Will with the Bucks County Register of Wills that is the result of Undue Influence.  I want to Challenge the Will. How long do I have to begin?  Is there a Bucks County Will Contest Statute of Limitations?”

 

Bucks County Will Contest Statute of Limitations

Pennsylvania Will Contest Statute of Limitations.

Bucks County doesn’t have a specific limit, but the rules that cover the entire state does provide for a limitation. If you are an interested party, you have one year from Will’s filing to appeal.  You are contesting the Wills filing and its validity.

File Sooner Rather Than Later. 

Filing sooner rather than later is usually the best, as the Executor might be selling or distributing assets.  Once appointed Executor, your sister has broad powers and virtually no oversight.  If she spends the estate’s funds, we might find them difficult or impossible to recover.

Discover the Date of the Will’s Filing.

A call to the Register of Wills should provide you with the date of the Will’s filing. Depending on your specific timeline, and whether the one-year statute of limitations has already passed, your options may vary or be non-existent.

The Best Option, Act before the Will’s Filing.

If the Will is unfiled, we can act as your  Bucks County Will Contest Lawyer and file a caveat with the Bucks County Register of Wills. Doing this prevents someone from obtaining Letters Testamentary until you have the chance to review the Will and decide if you are going to contest the will.

Further Will Contest Questions?

The Statute of Limitations 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: Bucks County Will Contest Statute of Limitations

I hope that this article was helpful in explaining the Bucks County Will Contest Statute of Limitations. 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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