What is the time limit to contest a will in North Carolina? | North Carolina Estate Litigation Attorney

In North Carolina, the statute of limitations to contest a will is two years from the date of the deceased’s passing. If you take action to contest the will after those two years have passed, the case will be dismissed.

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Keith Whited: There is a two-year statute of limitations for some accidents to take place. Not after it’s filed, but the date of death. The word “statute of limitations” means that unless you take some action within a particular period of time, then you lose your right to take the action. There’s a two-year period of time in North Carolina from the date the person passes away to take some action to contest his or her will, and if you don’t, you lose your right to do it. Later action will be dismissed by the court, not because it’s invalid, not because it doesn’t have merit, but just because the timing.

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