Leesburg, GA asked in Family Law and Probate for Georgia

Q: Can a person continue to file caveats until all the heirs die out?

Should my lawyer be fighting the caveat since the family member filing has not been seen or a part of our family for 30 years? They are claiming they have proof that my moms will was done under duress which is false. Can they continue to geting the caveat delayed or postpone until all the heirs all die out except for them?

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Seth Meyerson
Seth Meyerson
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Senoia, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Most wills are upheld against caveats. I'm sure they claim a lot of stuff in their caveat. I always do. A caveat will lead to a trial if the issue is not settled before. No reason this should take longer than a year or so and may be handed much faster. Deciding whether the issue is worth fighting about is a product of a number of factors, size of the estate, the facts, etc. Consult with your attorney

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