Probate and Family Court Informal Probate Publication Notice (MPC 551)

You must post a publication notice within 30 days after the informal petition is accepted.

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Additional forms that may be needed

See File an informal probate for an estate for information on additional forms that may be required.

Alternative form

Most users should use Informal Probate Publication Notice (MPC 551).

If you need to save a partially filled-out form, you may choose to use the alternative form:

Alternative Informal Probate Publication Notice (MPC 551)

This version of the form allows you to save a partially filled-out form to finish later or for re-use. This form must be downloaded and opened with Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer.

For instructions on how to open, see What to do if you can't open court PDFs.

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