Probate February 17, 2023

Timelines in the Probate Process


How Long does probate take?

Administrators often expect that probate will either be a very short process, or one that drags on for months.

Either of these scenarios can occur.  And it varies from state to state.  And everyone’s situation is different.

For example, if family members don’t agree it can slow things down considerably.  The efficiency of a particular court can also come into play.

The 3 phases of probate.  A general rule as timelines can vary court by court, state by state.

Days 1 –  60  Court appoints an estate representative ( Administrator)

Months 2 – 8   Administrative

Months 9 – 12   Closing the estate