WV 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 West Virginia, the local County handles wills and estate probate. If you are using EstateExec and you enter the decedent's county of legal residence on the Decedent tab, you will see a direct link to the appropriate website here.

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

West Virginia does not make many forms available at the state level, so above we have provided a few samples from various counties. You can check with your county clerk for their preferences, and see Kanawha County Probate Forms for additional forms you may want to adapt for your county. Also see Monongalia County Probate for other forms, including filled-out examples.

If there is no will, and no administrator has been appointed, you can submit a DMV Legal Heir Affidavit to the DMV to transfer a vehicle registration.

You may want to take a look that this helpful overview of the WV Probate Process by Legal Aid of West Virginia.

Small Estates

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

Additional Information

See also Overall Probate Process in WV.

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

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