How Much Time Does Probate Take?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org