If my grandma's friend passed away & my grandma was named as part of the estate, what's the amount of time afer probate she can expect her inheritance
Question Details: We are in the state of Nebraska. My grandma is near death herself, and is in hospice. She was hoping to use this inheritance to pay for her medical bills. The friend's nephew and executor is dragging his feet, though the will has been through probate. Is there a time limit on how long he can drag his feet and if my grandma dies in the meantime, will her inheritance go back to the friend's nephew?
The time that it takes to probate an estate varies on the particulars of the specific estate as well as the jurisdiction. Typically, it can takes about 6-12 months. Again, however, it depends.
As for your grandmother's inheritance, since she outlived the testator (ie the person who made the Will), if she dies before the state is distributed, her estate will inherit.
Note: Sometimes a Will will stipulate that a beneficiary must survive the testator for a certain period of time (usually about 30 days or so). If they do not, then in that case the inheritance is forfeited.
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