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will disputes frequently asked questions

If you have reason to believe a will is invalid, there are a few actions you can take to contest it. You can lodge a caveat at the probate registry, which (for a small fee) will prevent any named executors from getting a grant of probate and distributing the estate, which allows time for a further investigation.
A caveat remains in place for a period of 6 months. It can be renewed at the end of the 6 months upon payment of a new fee. Anyone who objects to the caveat being in place, such as the executors or beneficiaries, named in the disputed will can take steps to warn it off. Unless the person who lodged the caveat files an appearance, it will be removed. If they do not file an appearance the caveat becomes permanent and can only be removed with a court order. There can be costly consequences if a caveat is not removed when it should be, so it’s best to take legal advice before lodging one.
There is no time limit to challenge a person’s will. They can be challenged even if the executor of the disputed will has got the grant of probate.

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