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If I believe the will of a family member is invalid, how long do I have to find a lawyer and raise my claim?

That is somewhat of a trick question. However, it can be answered, and the answer is that as soon as you discover that there may be a problem with a loved one’s last will and testament, I would recommend that it be done while the probate is in process because if you let the probate go to its conclusion, then you have to reopen the probate, which you can do, so, therefore, there is no specific time limit. However, the court is going to look at the time limit that is passed, and you may have a laches problem. Laches is a concept in law that says, “You’ve waited too long.”

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