Issuing a citation


A citation can be used in certain circumstances to advance the administration of a deceased’s estate. Often, a citation is used because executors have not acted promptly to obtain the grant of probate.

There are three types of citation, which include:

  • For an executor to take probate
  • For any person entitled, to accept or refuse to obtain the grant
  • To propound a will

Citations are complex and can be used tactically to progress estate administration where there is a dispute. Whether a citation is appropriate depends on the specific circumstances of each case and should be considered with a specialist contentious probate lawyer.

Please contact us to discuss your case in more detail.