dls wrote:The caveat is used where there is an intended challenge to the grant of probate.
A caveat is saying 'I want to challenge the validity of the will'.
where the will is not in issue, it is wrong. Unless and until the executors are appointed, with whom can a discussion take place as to what debts exist?
The caveat does nothing unless you intend to challenge a grant. Its misuse should leave the caveator open to liability for any costs incurred. This would be nil if it just expires, but rise rapidly if pursued.
A caveat prevents a grant of probate or grant of letters and administration being issued by the probate registry. It is very useful in so far as it enables the caveator time to make inquiries as to whether there are grounds to contest a will.
Once a Grant of Administration is issued, there is no turning back.
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