What are the filing requisites for estates?

All petitions for letters must include:

  • Notarized Renunciations (where applicable)
  • Notarized subscribing Witness forms (where applicable)
  • Original death certificate
  • Original typed/electronically printed petition
  • Original will (if any)
  • Self-addressed, stamped envelope of adequate size and postage (if you want Letters mailed)

No certificates/letters may be issued until all procedures have been completed and requisite forms duly executed, fees paid. All fees must be paid at the time of filing.

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1. Do you have my will on file?
2. If I am named in a will as Executor, what do I need to do?
3. How do I get a short certificate?
4. What documents and persons are required to probate a will?
5. Can I probate anywhere I want?
6. Will you help me to probate / administer this estate?
7. What happens to the estate if the decedent died intestate (leaving no will)?
8. Can any distribution be made without probate and grant of letters or a judicial decision (Orphans' Court)?
9. What are the filing requisites for estates?
10. What are the filing requisites for Orphans' Court?