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Posted on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 by Peter Klenk

From our “Ask a Question” mailbag: Is there a statute of limitations period to challenge a will in Bucks County?

Yes. You have one year from the filing of the will to appeal the filing of a will and to contest the validity through a will contest or will challenge. Filing sooner rather than later is usually the best, as the Executor might be selling or distributing assets, which may be difficult or impossible to recover. A call to the Register of Wills should provide you with the date the will was filed. Depending on your specific timeline, and whether the one year statute of limitations has already passed, your options may vary or be non-existent.

If the will has not been filed, you can have your Bucks County probate attorney 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.

If you have questions about Will Contests in Bucks County, feel free to contact our office for a free consultation.

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