Last Updated Sept. 15, 2017: Is There a Bucks County Will Contest Statute of Limitations?
From Our “Ask a Question” mailbag: Is There a Bucks County Will Contest Statute of Limitations?
“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?”
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.
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Author, Peter Klenk, Esq.