The law requires that a proceeding contesting a will be filed within two years of the time that the will was admitted to probate. But what if someone has a newer, different will in their possession than the one admitted to probate?
In that situation, it may be possible to file the newer, different will more than two years after the other will has been admitted to probate because the law says that you can file a will for probate within fours years of the testator’s death. While filing a newer, different will than the will admitted to probate is surely a ‘contest,’ some courts have allowed the process to go forward, treating the proceeding as a filing of a will (four years) as opposed to a will contest (two years.)
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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