How long does it take to contest a will
When somebody close to you dies, and you feel you have been unfairly left out of the estate, you will want to know how long does it take to contest a will.
There are several steps involved in contesting a will, and they must be completed within the time limit to be considered by a Court.
Your claim to contest a will must start within 1 year of the date of the deceased passing away.
How long does it take to contest a will depends on the attitudes of the parties and whether or not they are willing to negotiate.
The process normally takes between 3 months to 2 years to finalise. It will take closer to 2 years if the matter goes to court and is heard by a judge.
Not everybody can contest a will and interested parties have to meet specific requirements to make a claim.
Contesting a will can be a complicated legal process with differing laws across Australian states.
For example, if you are contesting a will in qld, the process is different and the time constraints are shorter than that in NSW.
If you believe you are eligible to make a claim, you should make contact with qualified wills and estate lawyers as quickly as possible