Stopping a probate application
You can stop a probate application (‘enter a caveat’), for example because there’s a dispute about:
- who can apply for probate
- whether a will exists
A caveat lasts 6 months.
How to enter a caveat
You must be 18 or over.
You can do it yourself, or use a solicitor or another person licensed to provide probate services.
- 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
Write to or visit any Probate Registry to enter a caveat.
The Probate Registry cannot give legal advice.
It costs £20 to enter a caveat.