Does anyone know the time-line of contesting a will after it has been granted probate? "Date of death" as opposed to "probate being granted of the deceased will" are 2 different things. Generally from what I know contesting wills is 12-months after time of death. But is that different with time of probate. Is it 6-months, 12-months, or 2-years? And if you contest a will outside of these time-frames, can some mitigating-circumstances be deemed valid? eg. You were overseas and the executors never told you about someone dying and you were a beneficiary on the deceased's will, or if executor of a will refused to give you a copy of the will, when your mentioned in it.