How long do you have to dispute a Will?

Asked on February 14, 2016 under Estate Planning, Washington


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

In WA, as a general rule an action to contest a Will should be commneced within "4 months immediately following the probate or rejection thereof". There could be other factors affecting this exact timing. To be certain of your rights, you should consult directly with a probate attorney in the area of where the Will was filed. Additionally, a Will can only be contested on certain grounds and they can be difficult to prove, so these contests can be costly and time-consuming. Again, seek the advice of a local lawyer. Once they hear the specific details of your situation, they can best advise you further.

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