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NY has no specific statute of limitations for a will contest, so she has 6 years from the date her claim arose to file a claim. One issue is that once probate is closed the surrogate courts are very reluctant absent fraud to change a probate. So she needs to file before probate is closed if she wants a realistic chance.
You can check in the surrogate court where the probate is filed and you can find the will in the file and see what is going on with the probate process. Anything not covered by will though your client could be entitled to if he does not have a pour over or catchall term in the will for all property not specifically mentioned in the will.
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