November 27, 2014
Petition Documents

Initial Petition Documents:

  • Petition for Probate
  • Notice of Petition to Administer Estate
  • If there is a Will, the Original must be Lodged with the Court prior to the hearing date.

Please submit the Order for Probate and copies at least 7 days prior to the hearing date, along with a self-stamped addressed envelope if you want a copy of your Order sent to you.

The following forms are required prior to the issuance of Letters:

  • Duties and Liabilities of Personal Representative
  • Confidential Statement of Birth Date & Driver's License Number
  • Request for Appointment of California Probate Referee (local form)
  • Bond (if specified on the Order)
  • Letters

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the general Probate number at (650) 261-5100.

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