Learn About Filing Two Different Wills in Probate Court

inheritance disputes in Texas contesting a will heirship

Written by Robert Ray

Robert Ray handles inheritance disputes of all kinds. He takes cases throughout Texas.

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.)

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Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law — Texas Board of Legal Specialization. We handle cases all across Texas. Our principal office is in Lantana, Texas (DFW area).

Robert Ray is a Texas attorney who handles inheritance disputes

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Inheritance disputes involve someone who has taken advantage of the elderly. These cases are complicated and most often, but not always, involve outsiders. We represent you knowing that these inheritance disputes are private and painful family matters. We know this is a stressful time for you. We strive to obtain the quickest and best results possible so that you can get this troubling episode behind you.

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