DE-121 Notice of Petition to Administer Estate
ATTORNEY OR PARTY WITHOUT ATTORNEY (Name, State Bar number, and address):
FOR COURT USE ONLY
SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF
ESTATE OF (Name):
NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent cred itors, and persons who may otherwise be intere sted in the will or estate,
A Petition for Probate has been filed by (name of petitioner):
in the Superior Court of California, County of (specify):
The Petition for Probate requests that (name):
The petition requests the decedent's will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available
for examination in the file kept by the court.
The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority
will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very
important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they
have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an
interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority.
A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows:
other (specify):same as noted aboveAddress of court:
If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections
with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney.
Attorney for petitioner (name):Petitioner
NOTE: If this notice is published, print the caption, beginning with the words NOTICE OF PE TITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE, and do not print the information fr om the
form above the caption. The caption and the decedent's name must be printed in at least 8-point type and the text in at least 7-point type. Print the case number as part of
the caption. Print items preceded by a box only if the box is checked. Do not print the italicized instru ctions in parentheses, the paragraph numbers, the mailing information,
NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE
Probate Code, §§ 8100, 9100
Form Adopted for Mandatory Use
Judicial Council of California
DE-121 [Rev. Ja nuary 1, 2013]
or both, of (specify all names by which the decedent was known):
be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent.
Page 1 of 2
CITY AND ZIP CODE:
FAX NO. (Optional):TELEPHONE NO .:
E-MAIL ADDRESS (Optional):
ATTORNEY FOR (Name):
If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the
personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to
a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2 ) 60 days from the date of
mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code.
Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney
knowledgeable in Califo rn ia law.
You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a
Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as
provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk.
or the material on page 2.
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