my mother passed away in canyon lake, tx on march 1, 1997. she left a holographic will, leaving everything to my step-father. she told us (her kids) verbally that she left us money and we got her jewlery. my step-father did not give us anything that she wished. he did not even probate the will after the 4-year period. we filed suit against him claiming as heirs to her estate. a week after he was served a court date (and 2 months after the 4-year period) he probated the will. we have a court date set for may 17, 2001. i need an answer/help quick. can he still probate the will after the time has passed or is the will null and void?