DE Probate Forms

Updated May 22, 2024
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There are a number of state-specific forms you may need when going through the probate process.

General Forms

In Delaware, the Court of Chancery in the relevant county handles estate matters (see Chancery Court locations). The Register of Wills is a clerk of the Court of Chancery, and each clerk maintains his or her own website: New Castle Register, Kent Register, Sussex Register.

You can check with your local court for the forms they might prefer, and below you will find some of the more common DE forms:

  1. Petition to Act as Personal Representative - Get the probate process started if there is a will
  2. Power of Attorney - Required if executor is not a DE resident
  3. List of Beneficiaries - Tell the court who will inherit
  4. Notice Waiver - Have beneficiaries waive the requirement to receive notices
  5. Estate Inventory - Report estate contents (consider attaching EstateExec Inventory Report)
  6. Accounting - Estate financial report (consider attaching EstateExec Accounting Report)

Each county prefers its own forms; the above list is from New Castle County, and you can find a more more complete list of New Castle probate forms that may be required in certain situations.

See also Kent County probate forms and Sussex County probate forms.

Small Estates

Small estates sometimes need only 1 specialized form or affidavit: see Small DE Estates.

Additional Information

See also Overall Probate Process in DE.

In case you're interested, probate forms for other states can be found here:

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