Probate Instructions & Forms “for Dummies”®

Purpose, Assumptions, Typical Situations, & Instructions & Forms

  1. Purpose
  2. General Assumptions
  3. Special Assumptions
  4. Typical Situations
  5. Instructions & Forms
  6. Use of Wiley Publishing, Inc.’s Trademark

I. Opening the Simple Estate

  1. Preparing for Court
  2. Going to Court
  3. Giving Notice of Your Appointment

II. Administering the Simple Estate

  1. Preparing an Inventory & Appraisement
  2. Handling Creditor’s Claims
    1. Publishing a Probate Notice to Creditors
    2. Conducting a Reasonable Review to Identify Decedent’s Creditors
    3. Giving Each Possible Creditor Actual Notice
    4. Determining Whether Creditor’s Claims Are Lawfully Presented
    5. Disposing of Lawfully Presented Creditor’s Claims
  3. Handling Tax Issues

III. Closing the Simple Estate

  1. Are you Ready to Close the Estate?
  2. Closing the Estate