West Virginia  |  Wills and Trusts

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Asked on: 11/15/05, 7:23 am

Time frame to file a claim & particulars

I am not sure where to even start, I live in Florida, and my Grandmother passed away recently in West Virginia. She lived on the homestead that is currently going into probate, since the 70's as part of my Grandfathers will, She has no possession of the property, just the ability to use it until her death. She was a second marriage Grandfather inherited property from recently deceased wife in the 50's, will was drawn to exclude her inheritance to this property at his passing, but leave it to the children from the first marriage. I need a few probate questions answered for your state, first, My father

was one of the legal heirs but he passed away around 4-5 years agoleaving myself & 5 other siblings as the heirs to this part of his estate,

he had no estate or Will at his passing, only bills, we did not consider this

property at his passing because Grandma was still alive. I am being

told we need to file a claim against the estate, and that there is a

time period to do so?

What is that time period? What documents are required to file the

claim? Can a claim be filed via mail, or must someone physically

present the claim to the local court for the property? There is a probate

atty involved, Grandma passed away the seco

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