A person contesting the validity of a will or making a claim contrary to the will must start the case within 4 months of the probate being filed. If a challenge to the will is not filed with the court and served on the personal representative, then the probate of the will is final and binding. There is an exception if an interested party is not given notice that a probate has been started. That interested party then has 4 months from discovery of the probate to file a challenge to the will.
Douglas N. Kiger, Attorney at Law
Blado Kiger Bolan, Tacoma, Wash.