You can apply to stop a probate application also known as “enter a caveat” if, for example, you have a dispute about:
- who can apply for probate
- whether a will exists
Who can apply
You can apply if you’re over 18 and:
- an executor named in a will,
- interested party or
It costs £3 to stop an application for 6 months.
How to apply
You can either apply online or by post.
If you’re applying yourself, find out how to stop a probate application.
You can apply to stop the probate application before or after the application is received.
If successful, you’ll get a ‘caveat’ - a stop to the grant of probate from being issued, which lasts for 6 months.
To apply by post:
- download the form
- fill in all the sections
- print the form
- sign and date the form
- pay the application fee of £3 by sending a cheque payable to ‘HM Courts and Tribunals Service’ with your form
- Send the completed form to :
PO Box 12625
If you need help with completing this form, you can contact the probate helpline.
Telephone: 0300 303 0648
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
Closed on weekends and bank holidays