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We know that probate can be a dry, boring subject, but it’s good to have a basic working knowledge of the process before you need to navigate it. Petitions to open large estates are filed at the Probate Division’s Legal Branch. An Assistant Deputy Register of Wills looks over your petition to ensure that all of the necessary documents have been submitted and that the filings comply with minimum legal requirements.
In this post, we’re looking at the filing fees for large estate proceedings. Filing fees are governed by Probate Division Rules 125 and 425 . The information below is current as of May 2018, and you can check the links for the current information on filing fees. In general, there is a $25.00 fee if there is real estate owned by the decedent in the District of Columbia, plus an additional fee depending on the value of all other assets/personal property:
Previously, we told you about filing an abbreviated probate petition in the Probate Division. In this post, we’re discussing Standard Probate petitions and how they are different than abbreviated probate.
If you’ve determined that you must file a large estate case in the Probate Division, you’ll next need to determine which petition to file. There are two: abbreviated and standard. The petition you use depends on the party filing for appointment as personal representative.
In this post, we’re talking about Large Estate Proceedings. In part 5, we covered small estate proceedings, so if you missed it, go here, or check out this index to our entire probate series to skip to the part you are interested in. It’s true, probate can be a dry subject. No one likes to talk about death, and there is frequently drama between family members when someone dies. We often hear dramatic stories when the person who dies has a lot of money, and that’s usually when a large estate proceeding is opened.
Part 5 of Our Probate Series in Washington, DC: Documents Needed to Open a Small Estate Proceeding in the Probate Division
In this post, we’re demystifying the probate process for you with a list of documents you need to open a small estate probate proceeding in Washington, DC. Remember: a small estate proceeding is for a person who lived in the District of Columbia, died after April 26, 2001, and had assets having a total value of $40,000.00 or less in his or her sole name and/or real estate only in another jurisdiction.
Part 4 of Our Probate Series in Washington, DC: How to Open a Small Estate Proceeding in the Probate Division
In this post, we’re ready to delve into the details of how to open a small estate proceeding. Remember that small estates are opened for a person domiciled in the District of Columbia who died after April 26, 2001, with assets having a total value of $40,000.00 or less in his or her sole name and/or real estate only in another jurisdiction.
In this post, we’re talking about the case types that are overseen by the Probate Division. In Part 2, we talked about small estate proceedings and large estate proceedings. In this post, we’re discussing the other three types of cases: Wills, Disclaimers and Foreign Estate Proceedings.
Part 2 of Our Probate Series in Washington, DC: The Types of Cases Handled by the Probate Division of the Superior Court in Washington, DC
This is Part 2 of our probate series on the probate process in Washington, DC. If you haven’t already read Part 1, check it out for some basic terminology and understanding of what probate is. In today’s Part 2, we’re talking about the Probate Division of the Superior Court of Washington, DC. The Probate Division…