You can stop the issue of a grant of representation. This is called a caveat - it stops probate from going ahead, eg because of a dispute over who can apply for a grant of representation or whether a will exists. A caveat lasts 6 months.
How to enter a caveat
You can do this yourself or use a solicitor. You must be over 18 years old.
Write to or visit any Probate Registry.
The Probate Registry can’t give legal advice.
- a signed application for a caveat (form PA8)
- the full name, date of death and last address of the person who’s died
- a home address in England or Wales
It costs £20 to enter a caveat.