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Probate Court Form No. 7A
Petition to Open a Small
Estate Under 14 V.S.A. Chapter 81
(Page 1 of 2)
STATE OF VERMONT
DISTRICT OF
PROBATE COURT
DOCKET NO. __________________
IN RE ESTATE OF _________________________
LATE OF _________________________________
PETITION TO OPEN A SMALL ESTATE UNDER
14 V. S. A. CHAPTER 81
The undersigned petitioner represents as follows:
That the above-mentioned person died on ___________________, while a resident of
_________________________ in said District.
Testate _______________________ Intestate __________________ (If testate, file Will with petition.)
That the deceased left a surviving spouse.
_________________________________________________________________________
Name of Spouse
Address of Spouse
That the deceased left surviving the following children under 18 years of age:
_________________________________________________________________________
Name
Address
Date of Birth
_________________________________________________________________________
Name
Address
Date of Birth
_________________________________________________________________________
Name
Address
Date of Birth
That the deceased left surviving the following named other children and children of deceased
children:
_________________________________________________________________________
Name
Address
Date of Birth
_________________________________________________________________________
Name
Address
Date of Birth
__________________________________________________________________________
Name
Address
Date of Birth
(If more space is needed, attach sheet.)
That attached to this petition is:
A. A true and complete inventory of the estate of the deceased appraised under oath at its true
cash value by one of more competent persons or by a disinterested person if deemed necessary by the
Court.
B. A Bond running to the Probate Court in an amount of $ ______________ to be delivered to
the Judge.
Probate Court Form No. 7a
Petition to Open a Small
Estate Under 14 V.S.A. Chapter 81
(Page 2 of 2)
C. The Will, if any.
Therefore, I request the court to make such investigation as is necessary and issue the appropriate
letters to
_________________________________________________________________
Name
_________________________________________________________________
Address
Dated _________________________
Signed _______________________, Petitioner
Print Name ____________________________
Address _______________________________
_______________________________
Telephone ( ) _________________________
STATE OF VERMONT
At ____________, County of __________, ss. on _________________, __________, personally
appeared the above-named __________________________ and made oath that the foregoing petition
correctly state the names, addresses, and degrees of relationship of the known heirs at law and next of kin
of the above named deceased, according to his/her best knowledge, information, and belief.
Before me __________________________________
Notary Public/Justice of the Peace/Judge
Adopted Oct. 4, 2000, eff. Dec. 31, 2000
Probate Form No. 20B
Small Estate Bond
STATE OF VERMONT
DISTRICT OF ______________
PROBATE COURT
DOCKET NO. _____________
SMALL ESTATE BOND
(I, We), _______________________________________________of _____________________,
County of __________and State of Vermont (as principle and __________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________
as sureties) (am/are) held and stand bound to the Probate Court for the District of _____________ in the
penal sum of $ _______________ to secure the performance of the duty specified in the following
condition:
The condition of this obligation is that ____________________________ who has ______ been
appointed by the Probate Court for the District aforesaid (administrator) )executor) of the estate of the
deceased shall within one year from the date of the decedents’s death pay or cause to be paid from the
assets of the estate all burial expenses of the deceased and perform the duties required by V.S.A. Title 14,
Chapter 81. When the condition of this obligation is fulfilled, this bond shall no longer be in force.
DATED _____________________________
IN THE PRESENCE OF
_________________________________
_________________________________
_________________________________
_________________________________
Adopted Oct. 4, 2000, eff. Dec. 31, 2000
______________________________ (L.S.)
______________________________ (L.S.)
______________________________ (L.S.)
______________________________ (L. S.)
Probate Court Form No. 30
Inventory of Executor/Administrator
STATE OF VERMONT
DISTRICT OF _______________________
PROBATE COURT
IN RE THE ESTATE OF
_______________________________
LATE OF ______________________
DOCKET NO. __________________
INVENTORY OF EXECUTOR/ADMINISTRATOR
Each executor/administrator of the estate must make oath that the following inventory is a true
inventory of all real and personal estate of the deceased which has come to your possession or knowledge
after diligent search. You must list on this form, by item, the property of the estate with a description of the
property and its fair market value as of the date of death. For any real estate, include the type of deed,
grantor(s) and grantee(s), date of execution, the book, page number and town.
You may employ an appraiser, if necessary. If so, list the name and address of each appraiser, and
indicate which items have been appraised.
You must specify with respect to each item all liens and encumbrances which exist and the type and
amount of the lien or encumbrance, including the date, book and page number. You must also serve a copy
of this inventory on all persons entitled to notice in this proceeding. If any further property comes to your
possession or knowledge, or if you discover that the description or value of any item listed in this inventory
is erroneous or misleading, you must make a supplemental inventory, file it with the court, and serve all
persons entitled to notice.
Item No.
Description of Property
Fair Market Value*
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____________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________
0.00
TOTAL
____________________
*At the time of the decedent’s death or at the time the property otherwise entered the estate.
I/We, ________________________________________________, declare that this inventory is
complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge and belief, after diligent inquiry.
Executor/Administrator Signature(s): ______________________________________________________
Subscribed and sworn to before me this ________ day of _______________, 20___.
_______________________________________
Judge/Register/Notary Public
NOTICE: A certificate of service must be filed with the court by the person who submits this document. The certificate must list each person to whom
copies of this document have been sent, together with the persons’ address, the date of service and the manner of service (e.g., first class mail). See
Form 124