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Wills and estates: court forms

A collection of court forms related to wills and estates

Wills and estates

Informal probate forms - Decedent died with a will (testate)

Form/Document Name Required or May Need

Petition for Informal Probate of Will/Appointment of PR (MPC 150)

Instructions for MPC 150

Required
Surviving Spouse, Children, Heirs at Law (MPC 162) Required
Devisees (MPC 163) Required
Original Will Required
Certified Copy of Death Certificate Required
Notice of Informal Probate & Return of Service (MPC 550) Required
Order of Informal Probate of Will and/or Appointment of PR (MPC 750) Required
Bond (MPC 801) Required
(only if seeking the appointment of a PR)
Military Affidavit (MPC 470) Required
(unless the petition is assented to by all interested persons)
Authenticated Copy of Will and Appointment Required
(For ancillary probate proceedings only)
Assent and Waiver of Notice/Renunciation/Nomination/Waiver of Sureties (MPC 455)Instructions (MPC 941) May Need
Affidavit - as to cause of death (MPC 475)domicile (MPC 485) or no conflict of a Conservator who is also an heir or devisee May Need
Proof of Guardianship/Conservatorship May Need

Informal probate forms - Decedent died without a will (intestate)

Form/Document Name Required or May Need

Petition for Informal Probate of Will/Appointment of PR (MPC 150)

Instructions for MPC 150

Required
Surviving Spouse, Children, Heirs at Law (MPC 162) Required
Certified Copy of Death Certificate Required
Notice of Informal Probate & Return of Service (MPC 550) Required
Order of Informal Probate of Will and/or Appointment of PR (MPC 750) Required
Bond (MPC 801) Required
Military Affidavit (MPC 470) Required
(unless the petition is assented to by all interested persons)

Assent and Waiver of Notice/Renunciation/Nomination/Waiver of Sureties (MPC 455)

Instructions (MPC 941) 

May Need
Affidavit - as to cause of death (MPC 475)domicile (MPC 485), or no conflict of a Conservator who is also an heir May Need
Proof of Guardianship/Conservatorship May Need

Formal probate forms - Decedent died with a will (testate)

Form/Document Name Required or May Need

Petition for Formal Probate of Will/Adjudication of Intestacy/Appointment of PR (MPC 160)

Instructions for MPC 160

Required

Surviving Spouse, Children, Heirs at Law (MPC 162)

Instructions for MPC 162

Required

Devisees (MPC 163)

Instructions for MPC 163

Required
Original Will, if available or if not, a statement of will contents Required
Certified Copy of Death Certificate, if available or affidavit Required

Citation-Return of Service (MPC 560)

*A citation will be issued to you by the court.

Required
Decree and Order on Petition for Formal Adjudication (MPC 755) Required
Bond (MPC 801) Required
(only is seeking the appointment of a PR)
Military Affidavit (MPC 470) Required
(unless the petition is assented to by all interested persons)
Authenticated Copy of Will and Appointment Required
(for ancillary probate proceedings only)
Assent and Waiver of Notice/Renunciation/Nomination/Waiver of Sureties (MPC 455) May Need
Affidavit - as to cause of death (MPC 475)execution (MPC 480)domicile (MPC 485), or no conflict of a Conservator May Need
Proof of Guardianship/Conservatorship May Need
Uniform Counsel Certification Form (CCF 4/07) May Need

Formal probate forms - Decedent died without a will (intestate)

Form/Document Name Required or May Need

Petition for Formal Probate of Will/Adjudication of Intestacy/Appointment of PR (MPC 160)

Instructions for MPC 160

Required

Surviving Spouse, Children, Heirs at Law (MPC 162)

Instructions for MPC 162

Required
Certified Copy of Death Certificate, if available or affidavit Required

Citation-Return of Service (MPC 560)

*A citation will be issued to you by the court.

Required
Decree and Order on Petition for Formal Adjudication (MPC 755)  Required
Bond (MPC 801) Required
(only if seeking the appointment of a PR)
Military Affidavit (MPC 470) Required
(unless the petition is assented to by all interested persons)
Assent and Waiver of Notice/Renunciation/Nomination/Waiver of Sureties (MPC 455)  May Need
Affidavit - as to cause of death (MPC 475)domicile (MPC 485), or no conflict of a Conservator May Need
Proof of Guardianship/Conservatorship May Need
Uniform Counsel Certification Form (CCF 4/07) May Need

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