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Probate : What is a Caveat ?

A Caveat is way to stop a grant of probate being issued, it is typically issued when someone wants to dispute a will. It is issued following an application being made to the probate registry. Once obtained the Caveat remains in place for a period of some 6 months. It can be renewed before the expiry of the 6 month period if necessary. If the person applying for probate disputes the Caveat, then a Warning to the Caveat can be issued. This gives the person entering the Caveat a period of some 8 days to enter what is known as an Appearance to the Warning, stating why they believe the Caveat should remain place.

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