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How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit Contesting a Will in Virginia?

Our legal professionals at Obenshain Law Group handle all matters related to will contests, and we are devoted to assisting clients throughout Shenandoah Valley by providing them with the legal advice and resources they need to secure fair case results. In this blog, we answer a question our attorneys were asked about contesting a will in the state of Virginia.

Question

How long do I have to file a lawsuit contesting a will in Virginia?

Answer

The general rule is that you have one year from the date the will was admitted to probate to file a lawsuit to impeach the will. The will is usually filed and admitted to probate within a matter of days or weeks after someone dies. The one year time period does not run from the date of death, but from the date the will was admitted to probate. But if you have concerns about the validity of a will or wish to challenge it, you should consult with a competent and experienced will contest attorney as soon as possible.

Speak to a Will Contests Attorney Today

If you need help resolving a legal dispute involving a will, you should get in touch with our law firm to discuss the details of your case and get started building a strong legal strategy. No matter if you are challenging a will or defending a challenge to a loved one’s will, our team of attorneys will stand by your side and guide you through every aspect of your case. Contact our office today to get help and to answer your questions and to discuss your case.

Call (540) 318-7360 to schedule a free consultation with a Virginia will contests lawyer. We are here to explain all of your options under the law.

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