When a close family member or loved one dies it is normal to go through a period of heightened emotions that may include grief, denial, even anger. At some point, however, the practical aspects of the individual’s death start to surface, including the need to probate the decedent’s estate. If you have reason to believe that you are a beneficiary in the Decedent’s Last Will and Testament, or you otherwise expect to inherit from the decedent’s estate, you may eventually start to wonder how long it will take to actually receive your inheritance.
Because of the numerous factors that can impact the time it takes for estate assets to be distributed after the death of a decedent it is impossible to provide any type of “universal” timeframe; however, a better understanding of the probate process in general as well as the factors that can impact the process may be beneficial in helping you determine when your inheritance is likely to be released to you.
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