Form 700-00001SM "Petition to Open Small Estate" - Vermont

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This is a legal form that was released by the Vermont Superior Court - a government authority operating within Vermont. As of today, no separate filing guidelines for the form are provided by the issuing department.

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  • Released on July 1, 2019;
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STATE OF VERMONT
SUPERIOR COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
Unit
Docket No.
In re ESTATE of:
PETITION TO OPEN SMALL ESTATE
14 V.S.A. Ch. 81
__________________________________ was a resident of ______________________________________
Decedent
Town/State
and died on ________________________ leaving personal property valued at $45,000 or less and no real
estate.
Decedent left:
No known Last Will and Testament OR
Last Will and Testament dated _______________________
Codicil(s) to the Will, if any, dated ____________________
Attached are:
Filing fee; checks or money orders payable to Vermont Superior Court,
1.
2. Original or Certified copy of the death certificate,
3. List of Interested Persons
(form 700-00002),
4. ORIGINAL Will and Codicils,
if any,
5. Inventory of the estate, including information or estimates available at the time of filing
(form 700-00030),
6. Affidavit of paid and outstanding funeral expenses and any other known or reasonably ascertainable
debts of the decedent (form 700-00402),
7. Bond without surety in the amount of the fair market value of the estate.
Petitioner requests a small estate be opened and the following named person be appointed to administer the
estate:
_______________________________________________________________________
Proposed Executor/Administrator
_______________________________________________________________________
Mailing Address
___________________________________ /___________________________________
Telephone
Email
☐ This is the person named as executor in the Will.
ACCEPTANCE OF APPOINTMENT
I accept the appointment as Executor/Administrator and ask that the appointment documents be issued to me
at the address above.
_______________________________
______________________________________________
Date
Signature of Executor/Administrator
700-00001SM – Petition to Open Small Estate (04/2021)
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STATE OF VERMONT
SUPERIOR COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
Unit
Docket No.
In re ESTATE of:
PETITION TO OPEN SMALL ESTATE
14 V.S.A. Ch. 81
__________________________________ was a resident of ______________________________________
Decedent
Town/State
and died on ________________________ leaving personal property valued at $45,000 or less and no real
estate.
Decedent left:
No known Last Will and Testament OR
Last Will and Testament dated _______________________
Codicil(s) to the Will, if any, dated ____________________
Attached are:
Filing fee; checks or money orders payable to Vermont Superior Court,
1.
2. Original or Certified copy of the death certificate,
3. List of Interested Persons
(form 700-00002),
4. ORIGINAL Will and Codicils,
if any,
5. Inventory of the estate, including information or estimates available at the time of filing
(form 700-00030),
6. Affidavit of paid and outstanding funeral expenses and any other known or reasonably ascertainable
debts of the decedent (form 700-00402),
7. Bond without surety in the amount of the fair market value of the estate.
Petitioner requests a small estate be opened and the following named person be appointed to administer the
estate:
_______________________________________________________________________
Proposed Executor/Administrator
_______________________________________________________________________
Mailing Address
___________________________________ /___________________________________
Telephone
Email
☐ This is the person named as executor in the Will.
ACCEPTANCE OF APPOINTMENT
I accept the appointment as Executor/Administrator and ask that the appointment documents be issued to me
at the address above.
_______________________________
______________________________________________
Date
Signature of Executor/Administrator
700-00001SM – Petition to Open Small Estate (04/2021)
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CONSENT OF SURVIVING SPOUSE, IF ANY, AND CONSENT OF ALL HEIRS AT LAW
Please note that 14 V.S.A. Section 107(a) provides that if Consents are filed with the Court from all the heirs at
law and the surviving spouse, if any, then a Will may be allowed without a hearing. If all consents are not
obtained, then the Court shall schedule a hearing and notice shall be given as provided by the Rules of Probate
Procedure.
We, the surviving spouse, if any, and the heirs at the law of the decedent, consent to the Allowance of the Will,
if any, the Petition to Open Decedent’s Estate and the appointment of the above as Executor/Administrator.
I acknowledge I have been served with the Petition to Open Decedent’s Estate in the above entitle action,
including all papers referred to in the Petition. I waive the right to object to any action of the Court, regarding
the Petition referred to above, and I waived the requirements for a Hearing regarding such Petition.
Signature
Print Name
Date
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Petitioner’s signature must be notarized.
_______________________________________
____________________________________________
Date
Signature of Petitioner
_______________________________________________________________________________________
Mailing Address
_____________________________________________ / ________________________________________
Telephone
Email
Signed and sworn to before me:
Date
Signature of Notary Public
Expiration Date
700-00001SM – Petition to Open Small Estate (04/2021)
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