Informal Probate


Appointment of a Personal Representative:

Step 1 of 4:

Application for Appointment as Personal Representative - The Petition and Notice - Court forms and instructions to petition for appointment as personal representative, whether there was a will or not.

Step 2 of 4:

Application for Appointment as Personal Representative - The Appointment, Notice of Appointment, Inventory and Appraisement - Court forms and instructions about appointment and notice as personal representative, whether there was a will or not.

Step 3 of 4, choose only one of the following:

Administering and Accounting of the Estate Before Closing - Court forms and instructions to submit an annual accounting when you are the personal representative.

Claim Against the Estate - Court forms and instructions about objecting to estate administration, or filing a claim against the estate, whether there was a will or not. (This is not for the person who is the Personal Representative.)

Step 4 of 4:

Closing the Estate as Personal Representative - Court forms and instructions about the administration and closing the estate as personal representative, whether there was a will or not.

Other Files You May Want:

Notice of Change of Fiduciary's Contact Information Download |  Descargar

Waiver or Deferral of Court Filing Fees and Costs - Court forms and instructions to ask the court to waive or defer filing fees and costs in guardianship, conservatorship, and probate cases.

Waiver or Deferral of Court Service or Notice Fees and Costs - Court forms and instructions to ask the court to waive or defer service or notice fees and costs in guardianship, conservatorship, and probate cases.

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