Your rights as a sexual abuse or sexual assault victim.
It may seem strange to list sexual abuse or sexual assault under the heading of “grounds” for contesting a will. While you really cannot contest the will on that basis, if you have been the victim of sexual abuse by the decedent, you may be able to file a claim against the estate.
The time limits are extended somewhat for sexual abuse victims. A victim of sexual abuse has 15 years from the abuse to file suit and if that person is a minor, the 15 years starts when they turn 18.
If you have been the victim of a sexual assault by someone who has died, you may want to contact us about your rights.
By Robert Ray a Texas inheritance attorney. The foregoing information is general in nature and does not apply to every fact situation. If you are concerned about Texas inheritance laws, inheritance rights, probate limits, have a family inheritance dispute, a property dispute or want to know the reasons for contesting a will or protecting a will from a contest and need an inheritance lawyer, we can help. Please click on the “Contact Us” tab above and use the contact form to contact us today. We are Texas inheritance lawyers and would love to learn about your case. There is no fee for the initial consultation.
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