How long do I have to contest the validity of a Will?
There is no time limit for a claim to contest the validity of a Will. However, it is always advisable to act as soon as possible because – for the reasons explained above – there can be practical difficulties involved once a Grant of Probate has been issued and/or distribution starts to be made from the estate.
Any claims for reasonable financial provision under the 1975 Act must usually be brought within 6 months of the Grant of Probate being issued. For more information see below in the FAQs relating to financial provision.