Blog ImageContesting a will in Illinois is a complex legal process that requires careful planning and understanding of the specific laws that address this process. No matter why you want to contest a will, to increase your chances of success, it is crucial to avoid common mistakes that can jeopardize your case. To give yourself the best chance of success, contact a trained attorney.

Missing the Statutory Deadline

In Illinois, there is a strict deadline for contesting a will. Generally, a will must be contested within six months after it is admitted to probate. You will need to file your claim within this timeframe to avoid your case being dismissed. As soon you decide to contest a will, consult with an attorney as quickly as possible to ensure you understand and meet the deadline, as missing it can severely impact your chances of success.