When Can You Challenge A Will?
Challenging a Will cannot be done while the maker of the Will is still alive. Until the person dies, they can change their Will at any time and therefore litigation is regarded as pointless.
Once a person dies it‘s important, if you wish to challenge their Will, that action is taken promptly. The time limits given in law to challenge a Will are not long, 6 months after the Grant of Probate has been given, so the quicker you seek expert advice, the faster you will be in a position to understand your choices. If a challenge is brought after a Grant of Probate has been made, then the assets of the estate may already have been distributed, which can seriously complicate matters and so increase the costs of the action.