How long does a person have to present a Will to probate after a loved one dies?

Asked on February 6, 2013 under Estate Planning, Kansas

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for your loss.  In the state of Kansas, which is where you are from, the first step, filing a petition, must be completed within six months after the date of death. Appointing an executor or administrator usually takes four to five weeks from the date the petition is filed.  Good luck.


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