PROBATE FORMS

All the forms you will need to file in the Probate Court to begin and complete a probate case, as well as instructions about how to use the forms, are included here. Please be aware that the Probate Court staff is not allowed to assist you in filling out any forms that might be needed. If you do not understand what information is needed on the probate forms, please review the instructions on this website or consult an attorney.

Click here for: Informal Probate Checklist

There are two types of forms for probate. The first type is used if there is no will involved and the second is when there is a will.

Click on the following links for instructions for completing the forms:

Forms

These are the forms you will need to begin the probate process.

 INTESTATE FORMS (no will)  TESTATE FORMS (will)
 Application for Informal Appointment of Personal Representative (needs to be notarized)  Application for Informal Probate of Will and Informal Appointment of Personal Representative (needs to be notarized)
 "Example of" Application for Informal Appointment of Personal Representative (no will)   "Example of" Application for Informal Appointment of Personal Representative (will)
 Order of Informal Appointment of Personal Representative  Order of Informal Probate of Will and Appointment of Personal Representative
 Acceptance of Appointment as Personal Representative (needs to be notarized)  Acceptance of Appointment as Personal Representative (needs to be notarized)
Letters of Administration Letters of Testamentary
 Notice of Informal Appointment of Personal Representative  Notice of Informal Appointment of Personal Representative
 Proof of Notice  Proof of Notice
 Notice to Known Creditors  Notice to Known Creditors
 Notice to Creditors  Notice to Creditors
 Inventory  Inventory
 Accounting  Accounting

The following forms will be needed to close out the probate case. Please note that these forms should not be filed until everything is completed. Once they are filed the personal representative will no longer be authorized to handle any matters having to do with the probate.

Many thanks to the Bernalillo County Probate Court for their assistance in compiling and preparing this wealth of information for the public.
www.bernco.gov