caveator


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ca·ve·at

 (kăv′ē-ät′, kä′vē-, kā′vē-ăt′)
n.
1.
a. A warning or caution: made a recommendation with many caveats.
b. A qualification or explanation.
2. Law A formal notice filed by an interested party requesting postponement of a court proceeding or other action until the filer can be heard.
v. ca·ve·at·ed, ca·ve·at·ing, ca·ve·ats or ca·ve·at·ted or ca·ve·at·ting
v.intr. Law
To submit a caveat.
v.tr.
1. Law To make a caveat to (a will, for example).
2. Informal To qualify with a warning or clarification: The spokesperson caveated the statement with a reminder that certain facts were still unknown.

[From Latin, let him beware, third person sing. present subjunctive of cavēre, to beware.]

cav′e·a·tor n.

caveator

(ˈkeɪvɪˌeɪtə; ˈkæv-)
n
(Law) law a person who enters a caveat
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After the filing of a caveat by an interested person other than a creditor, the court must not admit a will of the decedent to probate or appoint a personal representative without service of formal notice on the caveator or the caveator's designated agent.
2013 Revision: Subdivision (f) is updated to provide that a caveator is not required to be served with formal notice of its own petition for administration.
A prudent caveator under the statute should assert in the caveat that he or she is an "interested person"--someone who reasonably expects to be affected by the probate or lack of probate of the will.
Must a caveator be given prior notice of the petition for administration?
260(f) provides: "After the filing of a caveat by an interested person other than a creditor, the court shall not admit a will of the decedent to probate or appoint a personal representative without service of formal notice on the caveator or the caveator's designated agent.
The court held that the caveator was entitled to prior notice and remanded the case for further proceedings.
The caveat shall contain the decedent's name, the decedent's social security number, or date of birth, if known, a statement of the interest of the caveator in the estate, and the name, and specific mailing address, and residence address of the caveator.
If the caveator is not a state agency or a resident of the Florida county where the caveat is filed, the caveator shall must file a designation of designate an agent for service of notice.
If at the time of the filing of any caveat the decedent's will has been admitted to probate or letters of administration have been issued, the clerk shallmust promptly notify the caveator in writing of the date of issuance of letters and the names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney.
260 Subdivision (c) is amended to (CAVEAT; clarify that a state agency filing a PROCEEDINGS) caveat need not designate an agent for service of process, and to provide that a caveator who is not a resident of the county where the caveat is filed must designate either a resident of that county or an attorney licensed and residing in Florida as the agent.
260 26-0 Subdivision (c) is amended to clarify that a state agency filing a caveat need not designate an agent for service of process, and to provide that a caveator who is not a resident of the county where the caveat is filed must designate either a resident of that county or an attorney licensed and residing in Florida as the agent.
2123, likely requires the caveator to challenge the will and the qualifications of the personal representative before a personal representative is authorized to take actions on behalf of an estate.