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Q: Why would it take months for probate to b over?deceased had filed bankruptcy
William J Changose
William J Changose answered on Feb 9, 2020

Hello,

Generally settling an estate takes at least six months. Mostly it takes this long, even if not much else is happening, because anyone who has a claim against the estate has six months to make a claim, after which all claims are barred.

You will probably want to talk with...
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Q: My husband died he lived in Co. We had been separated for 30 yrs but never devorced also have 3 children together. His

His girlfriend had a daughter with him and claimed she was his wife. They actually got married and now there's bigomy. I contacted the funeral home and informed them that she was not legally married to him and gave them info where to verify this and they did, so they changed the death... Read more »

William J Changose
William J Changose answered on Feb 9, 2020

Hello,

Sorry you're having such a hard time. In Arkansas you have five years after a person dies to settle the estate.

You should contact a lawyer because you have described a couple issues that will need to be taken care of with precision.

Good luck!

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