Colton, CA asked in Probate for California

Q: In a california probate case does an heir have only 120 days to file a will contest or revocation of will?

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Howard E. Kane
Howard E. Kane
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Oakland, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Key deadlines and timelines in California probate include:

Contesting appointment of personal representative: at or before hearing (by filing written objections)

Response to will contest: within 30 days after service of summons

Petition to Revoke Probate: within 120 days after will is admitted to probate

Inventory and Appraisal: within 4 months of issuance of letters

Creditor Claim: 4 months after letters or 60 days after notice

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