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How Long do I have to Contest a Will?

How Long do I have to Contest a Will?

The length of time you have to contest a Will depends upon the type of claim you wish to bring. These time limits are covered in the Limitation Act 1980.

Below are some examples of the time limits on contesting a Will. Please note the information below should only be treated as a guide and we would strongly recommend that you seek professional legal advice as soon as possible.


Inheritance Act Claim for Maintenance Time Limit is Six Months from the grant of probate
Beneficiary making a claim against an Estate Time Limit is Twelve years from the date of death
Fraud Time Limit is No Time Limit





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