TN Probate FormsShow Table of Contents
There are a number of state-specific forms you may need when going through the probate process.
In Tennessee, probate is normally handled by the Clerk and Master of the applicable Chancery Court (Tennessee's 95 counties are divided into 31 judicial districts, each with its own Chancery Court). If you are using EstateExec and you enter the decedent's county of legal residence on the Decedent tab, you will see a link to the appropriate court here.
You can check with your local court for the forms they might prefer, and below you will find some of the more common TN forms:
- Petition for Administration - Get the probate process started
- Notice of Hearing - Notify heirs of the probate application
- Affidavit of Notice - Tell the court you notified the heirs
- Estate Inventory - You may want to use EstateExec's Inventory Report instead
- Status Report - Tell the court why the estate is still open
- Final Accounting - You may want to use EstateExec's Final Accounting Report instead, or as an attachment
- Notice of Accounting - Inform interested parties of accounting submission
- Bequest Receipt - Have heir acknowledge receipt of bequest
- Petition for Muniment of Title - Alternative approach to probate
Tennessee does not provide official state-wide forms, so above we have provided example probate forms from various counties. It may be best to contact your local county to see if they have preferred forms, but if not, the Tennessee Manual for Probate provides a number of forms in an appendix that you may be able to use. You may also browse the Nashville Circuit Court Clerk Probate Forms for other forms that may be useful.
Small estates sometimes need only 1 specialized form or affidavit: see Small TN Estates.
See also General Probate.