• When can you contest a will?

A will can only be contested after the death of a testator as it does not take effect prior to then.

For some reliefs the Grant of Probate or Grant of Administration must be extracted prior to the commencement of the action. As the time limits differ depending on the relief sought, it is advisable to seek advice at the earliest opportunity.

It is important to note that you cannot bring an action against the Executor for failure to administer the estate until the first anniversary of the death of the testator.

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