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Unfortunately, it would be too late to reopen an estate and have a probate order vacated. However, depending on when exactly this all occurred, and when you discovered the error, you may have recourse against the attorney himself (and in turn, his malpractice insurer). However, you will want to move very quickly. The statute of limitations for malpractice is 3 years from the occurrence, or 1 year from discovery of the occurrence, whichever is later. So, if I were you, I would schedule an appointment with a local attorney this week as soon as possible. Once the statute of limitations expires, it is too late to take action ... even if it expires the day before. So time is of the essence here.
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