Free California Probate Forms

You can use fillable forms to do your own California probate. Those forms are free and available on the Court’s website at this link: Judicial Council Forms. Consulting with an experience probate lawyer could be useful to minimize actions which might prolong the process, to comply with all of your duties and to be sure the property is distributed to the rightful beneficiaries. The free probate forms cover the following items:

Petition for Probate

Proof of Holographic Instrument

Duties and Liabilities of Personal Representative

Creditor’s Claim

Notice of Administration to Creditors

Spousal or Domestic Partner Property Petition

Letters Testamentary or Letters of Administration
Order Confirming Sale of Real Property

Report of Sale and Petition for Order Confirming Sale of Real Property

Order for Probate
Order Appointing Guardian Ad Litem – Probate

Petition for Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem – Probate

Notice of Hearing-Decedent’s Estate or Trust

Inventory and Appraisal

Ex Parte Petition for Authority to Sell Securities and Order

Ex Parte Petition for Approval of Sale of Personal Property and Order