Are there any time limits to contest a Will?


These may vary on a case by case basis.  A Will does not take affect until the testator has died.  Claims contesting the validity of the Will should where possible be brought before a Grant of Probate is obtained by the executors.

Generally, a claim by a beneficiary against the Estate must be brought within 12 years of death (except in a case of fraud). 

Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 must be issued within 6 months of the Grant of Probate.

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