Forms & Documents

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General Orphans' Court



Orphans' Court Local Rules
blue pencilAffidavit of Deposit
blue pencilEntry of Appearance
blue pencilMotion with Order for Continuance

blue pencilChecklist for Guardian of a Minor


The following Decrees are not for use with Adoptions or Guardianships of Incapacitated
blue pencilPreliminary Decree
blue pencilPreliminary Decree for Citation


Adoptions



Adoption Termination and Report of Intent
New Case Caption Alert


Effective immediately, on all Adoption, Termination and Report of Intent filings, the Case Caption must show ONLY THE INITIALS of the adoptee/child NEVER the full name. The full name may be in the content of the filing. The Adoption Packet has been revised to reflect this change. The filings will be accepted, but Orphans’ Court Administration will request that all pages with an incorrect caption be corrected and re-submitted.

ACT 101 Notice


An Act 101 Notice must be provided in accordance with 23 Pa.C.S.A §2733(c) at the time of the filing of the petition for involuntary termination, at the time of service of the notice of the involuntary termination hearing or upon the filing of the petitions for confirmation of consent and adoption.  It is required that an affidavit of service (personal, or certified mail, restricted delivery, return receipt requested) or an acknowledgement of receipt of notice signed by the birth parent(s) and/or others to whom notice must be provided be filed of record.  The adoption hearing will not be scheduled until notice and proof of acknowledgement thereof has been provided to the court.

United States/Domestic Born Children


Act 101 Forms


Checklists

Foreign Born Children


Excerpt from the Order Amending Rule 15.8 and Adopting Rule 15.9

Registration of Foreign Adoptions

red pencilPetition to Register Foreign Adoption Decree
red pencilFinal Decree Granted *Must be included with Petition
red pencilFinal Decree Denied*Must be included with Petition
red pencilVerification of Translator*

Filing Instructions*
HD01275F - Statement of Citizenship and Residency
HD01273F - Certificate of Adoption of a Foreign-Born Child
Checklist for Registration of Foreign Decree

Full Adoption of a Foreign Born Child


red pencilPetition for Adoption of a Foreign Born Child*
red pencilPreliminary Decree*
red pencilFinal Decree*
red pencilReport of Intermediary*
red pencilVerification of Translator*

HD01275F - Statement of Citizenship and Residency
HD01273F - Certificate of Adoption of a Foreign-Born Child
Checklist for Full Adoption of Foreign Born Child
*Forms provided by the AOPC



Guardian of Incapacitated


Guardianship Packet - Does not include Revised AOPC forms
The doctor's deposition in the above packet has been updated as of May 1, 2015.  The separate form is also available below.  Please use the updated doctor's deposition.

Doctor's Deposition
red pencilCitation with Notice
Final Order Appointing Guardian
Notice of Right to Appeal
Duties of the Guardian of the Person
Duties of the Guardian of the Estate
Guardianship Checklist

blue pencilOrder Extending Appointment of Emergency Guardian
red pencil Notification of Mental Health Commitment SP4-131* must be filed with the Petition

red pencilAnnual Report - Guardian of Estate*
red pencilAnnual Report - Guardian of Person*
red pencilGuardian's Inventory*

*Forms provided by the AOPC



Account Audit Administration

Audit Calendar for 2016

blue pencilEntry of Appearance

Checklists

blue pencilAccount for Decedent Estate
blue pencilAccount for Incapacitated/Minor
blue pencilAccount for Trusts/Power of Attorney
blue pencilSchedule of Distribution

red pencilNotice of Charitable Gift*
Certificate of Award of Real Estate - Sample only - not to be used for filing

Model Forms of Account


Petitions for Account Adjudication


red pencilDecedent Estate*
red pencilTrust*
red pencilGuardian of Estate of Incapacitated Person*
red pencilGuardian of Estate of Minor*
red pencilPrincipal's Estate (Under Power of Attorney)*

*Forms provided by the AOPC



Decedent Estates


Frequently Asked Questions

As of September 1, 2016 many of the forms are provided directly by the AOPC.

red pencilPetition for Probate and Grant of Letters**
blue pencilEstate Information Form
red pencilOath of Subscribing Witness
blue pencilUnavailable Witness Affidavit**
red pencilOath of Non-Subscribing Witness**
red pencilRenunciation
red pencilInventory
red pencilCertification of Notice
red pencilStatus Report 
blue pencilShort Certificate Request form - only for estates on file in this office
blue pencilExemplification of Probate Record Request Form - only for estates on file in this office
red pencilNotice of Claim
blue pencilSmall Estate Petition and Decree
blue pencilSmall Estate Affidavit - For insurance purposes only
blue pencilInformal Caveat
   Affidavit and Release of Bond

Estate Settlement Information Packet
red pencilNotice of Estate Administration
§3101 Payments to Family and Funeral Directors - Section (b) Deposit Accounts
Safe Deposit Box Inventories and Notice
** Form must be signed in the Office of the Register of Wills


Marriage Licenses


Frequently Asked Questions

blue pencilMarriage License Waiver Request Form
blue pencilCertified Marriage Record Request Form
blue pencilExemplification of Marriage Record Request Form
 
Requirements and Fees
Marriage License Policy Statements
Apostille Information
Chester County Common Pleas Judges