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Here is the application, oath, and court order in one document.You complete it and file it in register of wills here.You check Item B Petition for Grant of Letters of Administration.
When you go in front of judge here and take oath, court issues you letters of administration and these letters are then shown to bank to claim funds.
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More forms under register of wills and resources as well.
This is the actual order of the form above that judge signs.
DECREE OF THE REGISTER
AND NOW, , , in consideration of the foregoing Petition, satisfactory proof having been presented before me,
IT IS DECREED that Letters are hereby granted to
in the above estate and (if applicable) that the instrument(s) dated
described in the Petition be admitted to probate and filed of record as the last Will (and Codicil(s)) of Decedent.
Register of Wills
Pennsylvania has a simplified probate process for small estates. To use it, an executor files a written request with the local probate court asking to use the simplified procedure. The court may authorize the executor to distribute the assets without having to jump through the hoops of regular probate.
You can use the simplified small estate process in Pennsylvania if property (not counting real estate, certain vehicles, certain payments the family is entitled to, and funeral costs) is worth $25,000 or less. (20 Pa. Cons. Stat. Ann. § 3102.)
The forms above are the ones to do this procedure.Thanks again.