Can I stop probate from being issued?

You can stop a Grant of Probate or Grant of Letters of Administration from being issued. You do this by entering a Caveat at the Probate Registry. You will need to provide your name, address, and a summary of the reasons why a Grant should not be issued. You will need to pay a court fee of £20, and it will protect you for 6 months. Please note: if you prevent probate from being issue without good reason, you may leave yourself exposed to paying another party’s legal costs. It is recommended that you seek legal advice before applying to enter a caveat.