Is there a time limit for an executor to settle an estate if no time period is specified in the will

goomee
Asked Dec 23, 2009
Contact your local clerk of court. They will be the one that will execute the will.
marsha
Answered Dec 28, 2009
No, there's no expiry or limit to the time it takes to execute the will. The probate process actually takes years. The deceased testator has the prerogative to specify a date when a portion of the estate may be transferred under a beneficiary's name. Sometimes, there's a defined time period wherein the estate must be divided and distributed. Otherwise, these wills estate planning lawyers have drawn up generally do not specify a deadline. As long as the executor is competent and responsible, you've little to worry about. More info on estate planning and the execution of a will here: http://www.clinchlongletherbarrow.com.au/wills-probate-estate-planning/estate-planning/
glennrice
Answered Jan 16, 2013
Edited Jan 16, 2013

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