Skip to Content

We are a Veteran Owned Business, providing 20% discounts for Veterans, First Responders, Elementary and High School teachers. Please contact us to set up a phone or Zoom meeting. Taking care of you and your family, It's What We Do!

Klenk Law

What’s the Statute of Limitations for Will Challenges in Montgomery County, PA?

Posted on Mon Jun 1, 2015, on Will Contests and Will Challenges

Most Recently Updated Sept. 16, 2017.

Montgomery County Will Challenge Statute of Limitations.

 

From our “Ask a Question” mailbag: Montgomery County Will Challenge Statute of Limitations.

“My mother died four years ago in Montgomery County. My sister filed a Will naming her executor and giving her the house. The Will before gave all the children an equal share. I feel that Will was signed under Undue Influence.  Can I challenge the will?”

The Statute of Limitations: You Only Have so Long to Challenge a Will.

 

If you wait too long you wave your right to bring a Will Challenge or Will Contest.  In Pennsylvania, a Will Challenge must be brought within one year of the will’s probate with the Register of Wills. If your sister filed the will shortly after your mother’s death, then this one-year period has passed.  Many states give much shorter time periods.

This time period is logical. If you had unlimited time to Challenge a Will, then no beneficiary could ever confidently spend an inheritance.  He would always have to worry a Will Contest would force the money’s return.  Further, no land could ever be sold.  Buyers would worry that a judge would order the land’s return. 

This means that even if the Will was the result of Undue Influence, you cannot challenge.

For more information about Will Challenges, read my Article “Will Contests Explained for the Non-Lawyer: Everything You Need to Know.”

Montgomery County Will Challenge Statute of Limitations, Explained.

In conclusion, in this Post, I tried to introduce you to the Pennsylvania Statute of Limitations for bringing a Will Challenge. Further, I included links to even more detailed information on my website.  So, let me know how I did, comments and questions are welcome!

Furthermore, I would be happy to answer your questions.  If you have any other matters for a Montgomery County Will Challenge Attorney, feel free to contact our office for a free consultation. We try to make the process painless!

Wills, Trusts, Probate, and Estate Litigation, It’s All We Do!

Author, Peter Klenk, Esq.

 

 

Tags:

Glen Ridenour, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Statute of Limitations, Will Challenge Attorney, Will Challenge Lawyer, Will Challenges, Will Contest Attorney, Will Contest Lawyer, Will Contests

What Our clients are saying

Klenk Law Logo
Stars

Professional, cheerful, thorough and fast. Peter responded to my request for a consultation right away, and within just a few days my last will and living will were done. Rates are standard.

Klenk Law Logo
Stars

Peter Klenk & Associates is my go-to firm for estate planning and advice in probate and estate administration. Peter and his attorneys are top-notch and exceptionally responsive. Peter has the knack of being able to explain extremely complex tax and estate planning issues in a manner that clients are easily able to understand and comprehend allowing them to confidently make important decisions.

Klenk Law Logo
Stars

Tremendous firm with bright, kind and tenacious people. Great representation for our family.

Klenk Law Logo
Stars

Peter has done a great job with the estate planning for my father. He is very thorough and patient as we, the family need to make decisions.

Klenk Law Logo
Stars

Everything about my experience was a 10+! Peter and his staff made what I thought would be a difficult process easy and understandable. Every detail was handled correctly. No other firm could possibly do better than Klenk Law!

Let us put our expertise to work for you.

Free consultation within 24 hours.