How Long Do You Have to Contest a Will After a Death?

How Long Do You Have to Contest a Will After a Death?

When someone dies, they often leave behind a will that provides for how their assets should be distributed. If you feel that the will does not reflect the decedent’s true last wishes, then you may be able to contest the will.

In Virginia most will contests must be filed within one year from the date the will was probated (filed with the Court or its Clerk). However, this can be shortened to six months in some circumstances.

Because each case and its facts are different, it’s important to seek counsel from experienced will contest attorneys to determine exactly how long you have before a will contest must be filed. The team at Obenshain Law Group has the experience and knowledge to guide you through this process. We have decades of experience in helping people like you get the justice they deserve. We are trial lawyers who help individuals and families in disputes over the validity of wills and trusts. If you are involved in a will contest – whether you are challenging a will or defending a challenge to a loved one’s will, we may be able to help.

Call our office today at (540) 318-7360 or fill out a form online to schedule your free consultation so we can review the details of your case.

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