Estate Law Questions? Ask an Estate Lawyer.
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Yes, you are allowed to file the papers yourself but the clerk doesn't have the forms.
I'm not even sure where you can get the forms for a probate case and some judges will not allow a person to file their own paperwork at a certain point. The reason is because at some point you would stop representing yourself and start representing the estate and only an attorney can represent someone other than themselves.
Again, not all judge prevent it but some do.
In addition, probate law is extremely complicated and if you make a mistake you can be personally liable to the other heirs and to any creditors of the deceased.
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