Form Packets – Probate of Decedent’s Estate


DE-111Petition for Probate (Probate-Decedents Estates)
DE-121Notice of Petition to Administer Estate (Probate-Decedents Estates)
DE-142/DE-111(A-3e)Waiver of Bond by Heir or Beneficiary (Probate-Decedents Estates)
SJPR-302 Local FormLineal Chart “A” for use when Decedent has Issue
SJPR-303 Local FormLineal Chart “B” for use when Decedent has no Issue (or no Living Issue)
SJPR-304 Local FormLineal Chart “C” for use when Decednet had a Predeceased Spouse and has no Issue, no Living Parents or Issue of Parents
DE-121(MA)Attachment to Notice of Petition to Administer Estate-Proof of Service by Mail (Probate-Decedents Estates)
DE-147Duties and Liabilities of Personal Representative (Probate)
DE-140Order for Probate
.DE-150Letters (Probate)

Submitting Your Forms for Filing

  • Make sure to provide all of the required forms for your scenario
    • All information must be completed
    •  If not typed, forms must be legibly handwritten in blue or black ink
    • Forms must be dated and signed by the Petitioner(s) and/or the attorney of record
  • Submit the documents by eFiling.  When eFiled documents are accepted, downloadable stamped documents are available for 30 days (rolling month) after the processed-date of the case submission, under the “Filing History” in the eFiling Portal.  Thereafter, options are the Superior Court of CA – County of San Joaquin Public Portal. or contact Records Mgmt.

OR submit the original plus a set of copies for yourself. Failure to provide copies may result in additional fees. Always remember to include a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) with adequate postage in order to have your copies returned to you. Failure to include a SASE will result in in your copies being placed in the pick-up cabinet located at the Security Desk in Stockton Documents not picked up within 30 days will be destroyed.

If you cannot afford to pay the court fees and costs, you may ask the Court to waive all or part of your fees by completing a Fee Waiver Application, form FW-001. (See Fee Waiver Form Packet .)

Interpreter Needs

All court proceedings are in English. If you require the assistance of an interpreter, you can ask the Court to provide an interpreter by competing and filing Judicial Council form INT-300 – Request for Interpreter (Civil).