E-Filing Submission Order

Please find the following guides for the order of submission for Formal Petitions, Informal Petitions, Voluntary Administration Statements, and Petition for Appointment of Guardian/Conservator.  Failure to file in this order may result in rejection of your e-filing.

Formal:

  • Petition for Formal Probate of a Will, Adjudication of Intestacy, Appointment of a Personal Representative – MPC 160
  • Certificate of Death
  • Will (Original must be filed with the court within 3 business days)
  • Surviving Spouse, Children, Heirs at Law – MPC 162
  • Devisees – MPC 163
  • Bond – MPC 801
  • Assent & Waiver of Notice, Renunciation, Nomination, Waiver of Sureties – MPC 455
  • All other miscellaneous filings (for example, Affidavit of Suspicious Death – MPC 475, Affidavit of Domicile – MPC 485, Military Affidavit – MPC 470)
  • The filing will be reviewed and if all is in order, a Citation will issue through the mail.  Upon completing service, you may e-file:
    • Return of Service
    • Copy of Bond already submitted
    • Decree and Order on Petition for Formal Adjudication – MPC 755

Informal

  • Petition for Informal Probate of Will and/or Appointment of Personal Representative – MPC 150
  • Certificate of Death
  • Will (Original must be filed with the court within 3 business days)
  • Surviving Spouse, Children, Heirs at Law – MPC 162
  • Devisees – MPC 163
  • Bond – MPC 801
  • Assent and Waiver of Notice, Renunciation, Nomination, Waiver of Sureties – MPC 455
  • Notice of Informal Probate and Return of Service – MPC 550
  • Miscellaneous Filings (for example, Affidavit of Suspicious Death – MPC 475, Affidavit of Domicile – MPC 485, Military Affidavit – MPC 470)
  • Copy of Bond already submitted
  • Order for Informal Probate of Will and/or Appointment of Personal Representative – MPC 750
  • The filing will be reviewed and if all is in order, Letters of Authority will issue and be sent through the mail.

Voluntary Administration Statement

  • Voluntary Administration Statement
  • Certificate of Death
  • Will
  • Miscellaneous Filings (for example, evidence of Guardianship/Conservatorship, Affidavit of Domicile, Affidavit of Suspicious Death, Military Affidavit)

Guardianship of Incapacitated Persons & Conservatorships – Adults Only

  • Petition for Guardian or Conservator
  • Medical Certificate or Clinical Team Report
  • Bond of Fiduciary
  • Assents
  • Miscellaneous