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Posted on Monday, August 17th, 2015 by Peter Klenk

From our “Ask a Question” mailbag: My brother has filed a will with the Surrogate that I believe is not my mother’s will. I want to contest the will, but how long do I have to file the will challenge?

Once the will is filed and accepted by the Surrogate, to challenge the will you must have a complaint filed in the proper format with the New Jersey Superior Court Clerk. If you are a New Jersey resident, you only have four months to file the complaint. if you live outside New Jersey, you have six months.

This is a very short amount of time. So, if you are serious about filing a will contest, I suggest that you have the matter reviewed by an experienced will challenge attorney. A will contest is a long, expensive process which should not be entered into blindly. By retaining a lawyer who regularly handles these matters you will likely save yourself time and a great deal of money.

If you would like more information about time limits to contest a will in New Jersey, please feel free to contact our office for a free consultation.

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