Good morning. There is no specified time period. The standard that he must have to change his will would be that he had a "lucid interval" and witnesses that could attest to that. Lucid interval does not mean he has to be continually healthy either mentally or phsyically..only that for an sufficient interval knew what you were doing. A will can be contested, however, for a variety of reasons and the fact that the will gets changed close to death in a manner that would raise suspicion always casts doubt on the new will. In order to contest the will, you would need to prove one of the following grounds...
You Must Have Standing. One of the requirements for contesting a will is that you somehow have a connection to the will and feel harmed by its contents. You either have to be named in the will, but feel that you should have inherited differently, or weren't named in the will and should have been named in it or would have received money if the person had died without a will.
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thank you for your answer. would you happen to know a lawyer that spesalizes in this matter. sorry for the speelin errors
You're welcome...glad I could give you some direction. We are not actually allowed to make specific referrals. But, if you contact the State Bar Association and ask for a referral of an probate and estates lawyer, they can make several recommendations and you can then talk to each of them to see with whom you are most comfortable. I'm sorry you are having to go through this...death is difficult enough to deal with without having to address additional problems such as yours. You take care!
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