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How do you find free probate forms?

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It is possible to find free probate forms on websites such as FindForms.com, as of 2016. FindForms.com provides generic downloadable probate forms on various topics, according to the company website. The free probate forms available include the original Petition for Probate, Summons, Proof of Subscribing Witness, Order for Probate, and the Duties and Liabilities of Personal Representative form. Other forms are the Spousal or Domestic Partner Property Petition, Notice of Proposed Action Objection - Consent, and the Order Prescribing Notice.

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Many individual county government websites provide free legal forms to residents, including probate forms. For example, the Marion County Circuit Court in the state of Oregon posts links to free downloadable probate forms on its website, in the Materials & Resources section, as of 2016. The court-approved forms are for areas of probate such as small estates, name changes, guardianships, conservatorships and adoption, as noted on the official website. The Public Law Library of King County in Washington State posts a probate law guide that includes links to free probate forms from the Northwest Justice Project, states the law library.

USLegal explains that probate forms deal with the various aspects of estate administration, regardless of whether the decedent has a will. The probate court for the county in which the decedent lives supervises the process and receives the forms when filed. If there is no valid will, the court appoints an administrator to deal with all aspects of a person's estate and affairs. USLegal allows free previews of probate forms, but website visitors must pay a fee to download the actual forms.

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