California Probate Forms

Every California probate case requires numerous forms to commence, administer and conclude the probate successfully.  These forms can be confusing and sometimes contradictory.

The process is daunting and almost certainly will require the assistance of a trained and skilled lawyer to navigate successfully.  The following forms can be found on the California Courts website located here https://www.courts.ca.gov/forms.htm?filter=DE (please check the website for the most current version of the documents and verify with your attorney).

Form  Date
DE-111* Jul 1, 2017 Petition for
DE-111(A-3e)* Jul 1, 2017 Waiver of Bond
by Heir or Beneficiary
DE-120* Jul 1, 2005 Notice of
Hearing—Decedent’s Estate or Trust (Probate—Decedents’ Estates)
DE-120(MA) Jul 1, 2005 Attachment to
Notice of Hearing Proof of Service by Mail (Probate—Decedents’ Estates and
Guardianships and Conservatorships)
DE-120(P) Jul 1, 2005 Proof of
Personal Service of Notice of Hearing—Decedent’s Estate or Trust
(Probate—Decedents’ Estates)
DE-120(PA) Jul 1, 2005 Attachment to
Notice of Hearing Proof of Personal Service (Probate—Decedents’ Estates and
Guardianships and Conservatorships)
DE-121* Jan 1, 2013 Notice of
Petition to Administer Estate (Probate—Decedents’ Estates)
DE-121(MA) Jan 1, 2006 Attachment to
Notice of Petition to Administer Estate—Proof of Service by Mail
(Probate—Decedents’ Estates)
DE-122* Jan 1, 2006 Citation—Probate
(Probate—Decedents’ Estates and Guardianships and Conservatorships)
DE-125* Jan 1, 1998 Summons
DE-131* Jan 1, 1998 Proof of
Subscribing Witness
DE-135* Jan 1, 1998 Proof of
Holographic Instrument
DE-140* Jan 1, 1998 Order for
DE-142* Jul 1, 2017 Waiver of Bond
by Heir or Beneficiary
DE-147* Jan 1, 2002 Duties and
Liabilities of Personal Representative
DE-147(S)* Jan 1, 2001 Confidential
Supplement to Duties and Liabilities of Personal Representative
DE-150* Jan 1, 1998 Letters
DE-154* Jan 1, 1998 Request for
Special Notice [same as GC-035]
DE-157* Jan 1, 2013 Notice of
Administration to Creditors
DE-160* Jan 1, 2007 Inventory and
DE-161 Jan 1, 1998 Inventory and
Appraisal Attachment [same as GC-041]
DE-165* Jan 1, 1998 Notice of
Proposed Action (Objection-Consent)
DE-166* Jan 1, 1998 Waiver of
Notice of Proposed Action
DE-172* Jan 1, 1998 Creditor’s
DE-174* Jan 1, 2009 Allowance Or
Rejection of Creditor’s Claim (Probate-Decedents’ Estates)
DE-200* Jan 1, 1998 Order
Prescribing Notice [same as GC-022]
DE-221* Jan 1, 2014 Spousal or
Domestic Partner Property Petition
DE-226* Jan 1, 2015 Spousal or
Domestic Partner Property Order
DE-260* Jan 1, 2006 Report of Sale
and Petition for Order Confirming Sale of Real Property (Probate—Decedents’
Estates and Guardianships and Conservatorships)
DE-265* Jan 1, 2015 Order
Confirming Sale of Real Property
DE-270* Jan 1, 1998 Ex Parte
Petition for Authority to Sell Securities and Order [same as GC-070]
DE-275* Jan 1, 1998 Ex Parte
Petition for Approval of Sale of Personal Property and Order [same as GC-075
DE-295* Jan 1, 2006 Ex Parte
Petition for Final Discharge and Order (Probate—Decedents’ Estates and
Conservatorships and Guardianships)
DE-305* Jul 1, 2015 Affidavit re
Real Property of Small Value ($50,000 or less)
DE-310* Jan 1, 2017 Petition to
Determine Succession to Real Property (Estates of $150,000 or Less)
DE-315* Jan 1, 2015 Order
Determining Succession to Real Property (Estates of $150,000 or Less)
DE-350* Jan 1, 2008 Petition for
Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem – Probate
DE-351* Jan 1, 2004 Order
Appointing Guardian Ad Litem – Probate [same as GC-101]

These forms are provided for informational and educational purposes only.  We
are not providing legal advice or direction whatsoever by including the above
forms here.  In fact, we hope that seeing the extent of the forms required, you will be encouraged to engage a probate lawyer along with a free legal liaison to assist you throughout the process.

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