Statute of Limitations and Will Contests (Illinois)

By Matthew A. Quick The court in In re Estate of Grace Ellis, Deceased, held that a tort claim for intentional interference with expectancy of inheritance is not limited by the 6 month limitation period of the Probate Act where a charitable entity was unaware of its bequest in prior will until two years after later will had been admitted to probate, and thus did not choose to forgo opportunity to contest probated will, as it never had that opportunity.