Yes. Although there are a few exceptions under the MUPC, the general rule is that an estate must be probated within three years of the decedent’s date of death. This deadline does not apply to a voluntary administration, determination of heirs, or ancillary probate proceeding.
Probate of Wills and Estates
- Is it always necessary to probate an estate?
- Is there a deadline to probate an estate?
- Who can be appointed personal representative?
- What options are available to probate an estate?
- Do I have to give notice to heirs/devisees of a probate proceeding?
- Is there a simplified procedure for an estate with minimal assets and no real estate?
- Do I need to pay a filing fee to probate an estate?
- Where can I find more information?