I’ve talked about probate quite a bit in previous posts, which is good because its one of our firm’s core practice areas.

The first question I hear is usually, “how long does probate take?”

To answer that question simply, it depends on if there is a probate contest or not, and if there will.

If there is a will and no contest pending, most of the time it will only take between 2-4 months. If there isn’t a will, it can take longer, sometimes over a year.

If there is a contest, well…that time estimation can be anywhere from 2 months to 2 years, and up.

Lessons learned? Get a will.


Zane Frisbie is a Partner at Regan & Frisbie, PLLC in Plano, Texas. He is thinking about weird history facts and science fiction when he’s not practicing law.

He can be reached at 469.200.4737 or by email at info@rfplawfirm.com

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *