Do I still have legal rights to my inheritance ?

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Do I still have legal rights to my inheritance ?

I need to know if I can get my inheritance? My sister who just passed made up 2
other wills and left her self executor of all my mothers money. I had just found out
after her death on October 9th that she cashed them all in. I have made many
attempts to contact her with no avail. She had threatened our lives and we were
afraid. Her estate is going to go through probate soon. I have proof she cashed all
my mothers savings life insurance and time deposit. This has been going on since
1992 since my mothers passing. Can I sue her estate.

Asked on December 10, 2017 under Estate Planning, California

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

After 25 years, it is far too late to sue for any amounts your sister improperly received, such as using or through a "fake" will, from your mother's estate. A challenge to the validity of a will must be filed a few months (120 days) of the will being admitted to probate; you are therefore, based on what you write, over two decades too late.


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