Filing Fee: $405.00
Note: A certified Copy of the Decedent's Death Certificate must be filed. The Original Will, if available, or a statement of Will content must also be filed.
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|Form Name||Description Of Form||Form||Instructions|
|Petition for Formal Probate
of a Will/Adjudication of
|The Petitioner must complete all applicable sections on this form.||•||•|
|Decree and Order on Petition for Formal Adjudication||A completed proposed Order must accompany petition.||•|
|Surviving Spouse, Children, Heirs at Law||This form must be used to identify a Decedent's surviving spouse, children and heirs at law. ALL applicable sections of this form must be completed.||•||•|
|Devisees||This form must be used to identify a Decedent's devisees. ALL applicable sections of this form must be completed.||•||•|
|Petition for Late and Limited Formal Testacy and/or Appointment||The decedent died on or after March 31, 2012. No original proceeding relative to the estate has occurred within the 3 year period after death. A formal testacy or appointment proceeding is necessary for the limited purpose of confirming title in the successors to estate assets.||•||•|
|Bond||Required ONLY if seeking an appointment of Personal Representative.||•|
|Military Affidavit||This form is required UNLESS all interested persons have assented.||•|
|Assent and Waiver of Notice/Renunciation/Waiver of Sureties||An interested person to an estate may use this form to Assent and Waive Notice requirements, Renounce their right to appointment, Nominate a Personal Representative and/or Assent to a Personal Representative serving without Sureties on the Bond.||•||•|
|Suspicious Death Affidavit||If the cause of death given on the death certificate is listed as "pending" or 'homicide', this Affidavit must be completed by the Petitioner.||•|
|Affidavit of Domicile||If not Ancillary (Foreign) estate, this Affidavit must be
completed if the residence listed on the death
certificate is incorrect.
|Authenticated Copy of a Will and Appointment||Required for Ancillary(Foreign) Administration.|
|Proof of Guardianship or Conservatorship||If an interested person listed on the petition is a minor, incapacitated or protected person and is under guardianship or conservatorship, a certified copy of Letters of Guardianship or Conservatorship are required if the Guardian/Conservator was appointed in another division or from a Court outside of the Commonwealth.|
|Notice of Appearance and/or Objection (MPC 505a)||An interested person, or an interested persons attorney, may use this form to enter an appearance and/or object to a Formal Probate Petition that has been filed.||•|
|Uniform Counsel Certification||Required if filing is being submitted by an attorney.||•|