Connecticut Probate Form PC-184

Request/order - Waiver Of Fees (Petitioner) (Rev. 7/19)

Everything you need to know about Connecticut Form PC-184, including helpful tips, fast facts & deadlines, how to fill it out, where to submit it and other related CT probate forms.

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About Request/order - Waiver Of Fees (Petitioner) (Rev. 7/19)

There are all sorts of forms executors, beneficiaries, and probate court clerks have to fill out and correspond with during probate and estate settlement, including affidavits, letters, petitions, summons, orders, and notices.

Request/order - Waiver Of Fees (Petitioner) (Rev. 7/19) is a commonly used form within Connecticut. Here’s an overview of what the form is and means, including a breakdown of the situations when (or why) you may need to use it:

Atticus Fast Facts About Request/order - Waiver Of Fees (Petitioner) (Rev. 7/19)

Sometimes it’s tough to find a quick summary— here’s the important details you should know about Request/order - Waiver Of Fees (Petitioner) (Rev. 7/19):

  • This form pertains to the State of Connecticut

  • The current version of this form was last revised on July 1, 2019

Government forms are not typically updated often, though when they are, it often happens rather quietly. While Atticus works hard to keep this information about Connecticut’s Form PC-184 - Request/order - Waiver Of Fees (Petitioner) (Rev. 7/19) up to date, certain details can change from time-to-time with little or no communication.

How to file Form PC-184

Step 1 - Download the correct Connecticut form based on the name and ID if applicable

Double check that you have both the correct form name and the correct form ID. Some Connecticut probate forms can look remarkably similar, so it’s best to double, even triple-check that you’re using the right one! Keep in mind that not all States have a standardized Form ID system for their probate forms.

Step 2 - Complete the Document

Fill out all relevant fields in Form PC-184, take a break, and then review. Probate and estate settlement processes in CT are long enough to begin with, and making a silly error can push your timeline even farther back. No thank you!

Note: If you don’t currently know all of the answers and are accessing Form PC-184 online, be sure to avoid closing the browser tab and potentially losing all your progress (or use a platform like Atticus to help avoid making mistakes).

Step 3 - Have Form PC-184 witnessed or notarized (if required)

Some States and situations require particular forms to be notarized. If you have been instructed to get the document notarized or see it in writing on the document, then make sure to hire a local notary. There are max notary fees in the United States that are defined and set by local law. Take a look at our full guide to notary fees to make sure you aren’t overpaying or getting ripped off.

Step 4 - Submit Request/order - Waiver Of Fees (Petitioner) (Rev. 7/19) to the relevant office

This is most often the local probate court where the decedent (person who passed away) is domiciled (permanently resides) or the institution involved with this particular form (e.g. a bank). Some offices allow you to submit forms online, other’s don’t, and we while we generally recommend going in-person to expedite the process, sometimes that simply isn’t an option.

It’s also a generally good idea to establish a positive working relationship with any probate clerk (unfortunately there’s enough people & process out there making things more difficult and unnecessarily confusing for them), so a best practice is to simply ask the probate clerk proactively exactly how and where they’d prefer you to submit all forms.

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When Request/order - Waiver Of Fees (Petitioner) (Rev. 7/19) is due

Different probate forms or processes can require different deadlines or response times for completing the appropriate form.

While some steps in the process are bound to specific deadlines (like petitioning for probate, having to submit an inventory of assets, or filing applicable notices to creditors and beneficiaries), many probate forms or processes are not tied to a specific deadline since the scope of work can vary based on situational factors or requirements involved.

Either way, there are a bunch of practical reasons why personal representatives should work to complete each step as thoroughly and quickly as possible when completing probate in Connecticut.

5 reasons you should submit PC-184 as quickly as possible:

  1. The sooner you begin, the faster Connecticut can allow heirs and beneficiaries to get their share of assets subject to probate. Acting promptly can also decrease the costs & overall mental fatigue through an otherwise burdensome process.

    Helpful Context: What’s the Difference Between Probate and Non-Probate Assets?

  2. In general, creditors of an estate usually have around 3-6 months from the time you file notice to creditors to file any claims for debt against the deceased’s assets. If they don’t, then that debt is forfeited (and more importantly, the executor won’t be held personally responsible). So doing this sooner means you have a better idea of who is owed what and ensures you won’t get a surprise collector months later.

  3. Not filing a will within 30 days (on average) could mean that the probate process proceeds according to intestate laws (laws that govern what happens to someone's stuff without a will) or is subject to unnecessary supervision by the probate court. And if you aren't directly related to the deceased (a.k.a. next of kin), this could also mean you lose your inheritance.

  4. It’s important to file any necessary state tax returns on behalf of the deceased or estate by the following tax season in Connecticut. If you don’t, you could owe penalties and interest. This also includes any necessary federal tax returns such as Forms 1040, 1041, or even a Form 706 estate tax return.

  5. If a house in the State of Connecticut is left empty (or abandoned) for a while, insurance can get dicey. For example, if the house burns down and no one has been there for a year, an insurance company may get out of paying your claim.

If you’re not using Atticus to get specific forms, deadlines, and timelines for Connecticut probate, then try and stay as organized as possible, pay close attention to the dates mentioned in any correspondence you have with the State’s government officials, call the local Connecticut probate clerk or court for exact answers regarding Form PC-184, and when in doubt— consult a qualified trust & estates lawyer for that area.

How to Download, Open, and Edit Form PC-184 Online

Request/order - Waiver Of Fees (Petitioner) (Rev. 7/19) is one of the many probate court forms available for download through Atticus.

It may also be available through some Connecticut probate court sites, such as . In order to access the latest version, be updated with any revisions, and get full instructions on how to complete each form, check out the Atticus Probate & Estate Settlement software or consider hiring a qualified legal expert locally within Connecticut.

While Atticus automatically provides the latest forms, be sure to choose the correct version of Form PC-184 - Request/order - Waiver Of Fees (Petitioner) (Rev. 7/19) f using any other site or resource in order to avoid having to re-complete the form process and/or make another trip to the Connecticut probate court office.

Request/order - Waiver Of Fees (Petitioner) (Rev. 7/19) is a .pdf, so opening it should be as simple as clicking “View Form” from within the Atticus app or by clicking the appropriate link found on any Connecticut-provided government platform. Once you’ve opened the form, you should be able to directly edit the form before saving or printing.

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Did you know?

  • Form PC-184 - Request/order - Waiver Of Fees (Petitioner) (Rev. 7/19) is a probate form in Connecticut.

  • Connecticut has multiple types of probate and the necessary forms depend on the unique aspects of each estate, such as type and value of assets, whether there was a valid will, who is serving as the personal representative or executor, and even whether or not they also live in Connecticut.

  • During probate, all personal representatives and executives in are required to submit a detailed inventory of assets that must separate non-probate assets from probate assets.

  • Probate in Connecticut, especially without guidance, can take years to finish and cost upwards of $14,000.

Frequently Asked Questions about Request/order - Waiver Of Fees (Petitioner) (Rev. 7/19)

Probate is the government’s way of making sure that when a person dies, the right stuff goes to the right people (including the taxes the government wants).

All of that stuff is collectively known as someone’s “estate”, and it’s the job of the executor or personal representative to fill out all the forms and complete all the required steps to formally dissolve the estate. 

To get instant clarity on the entire probate process and get an idea of the steps, timeline, and best practices, read the Atticus Beginner’s Guide to Probate

The best place? Create an account in Atticus to start getting estate-specific advice. 

You may need a lawyer, you may not, and paying for one when you didn’t need it really hurts. Atticus makes sure you make  the best decisions (plus you can write it off as an executor expense).

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An executor is named in someone’s will, and if the deceased didn’t have a will, then the spouse or other close family relative usually steps up to fulfill the role. If no one wants to do it, then a judge will appoint someone. 

The executor is responsible for the complete management of the probate process, including major responsibilities such as:

  • Creating an inventory of all probate assets.

  • Filling out all necessary forms

  • Paying off all estate debts and taxes

  • Submitting reports to the court and beneficiaries as requested

And much more. This process often stretches longer than a year. 

For an idea of what separates executors who succeed from those who make this way harder than it should be, visit our article, Executors of an Estate:
What they do & secrets to succeeding

The Exact Text on Form PC-184

Here’s the text, verbatim, that is found on Connecticut Form PC-184 - Request/order - Waiver Of Fees (Petitioner) (Rev. 7/19). You can use this to get an idea of the context of the form and what type of information is needed.

Request/Order Waiver of Fees (Petitioner) PC-184 REV. 7/19 CONNECTICUT PROBATE COURTS Request/Order Waiver of Fees (Petitioner) PC-184 Page 1 of 3 RECEIVED: Instructions: 1) A petitioner in a probate matter may use this form to establish that he or she is indigent and unable to pay probate fees and expenses for which the petitioner may be responsible. The petitioner must include both the petitioner’s information and information for the petitioner’s household. A household is one or more individuals who rely on themselves or one another for support. 2)A fiduciary or attorney may file this form on behalf of a person they represent. The fiduciary or attorney should include only the petitioner’s household information and not the fiduciary or attorney’s information. 3)Include with this form documentation substantiating the reported assets and income. For example, pay stubs from employment and evidence of public assistance. 4)There is a rebuttable presumption that the petitioner is indigent if: (a) he or she receives public assistance OR (b) the annual income of the petitioner’s household is 125% or less of the federal poverty level after taxes, other mandatory payroll deductions and child care expenses. 5)Type or print in ink. Use an additional sheet, or PC-180, if more space is needed. Probate Court Name District Number In the Matter of Petitioner (Name and address) Type of Matter The undersigned represents that: 1)Total number of people in the household, including the petitioner: 2)Net monthly household income from employment after taxes and mandatory payroll deductions: 3)Other monthly household income: a)Public Assistance (Specify) ____________________________ Public assistance includes: state-administered general assistance; temporary family assistance; aid to the aged, blind and disabled; supplemental nutrition assistance; and supplemental security income also known as SSI. b)Social Security c)Pension d)Unemployment Compensation e)Other (Specify) ____________________________ Total other monthly household income (Items 3a through 3e above) Total net monthly household income (Items 2 and 3 above) Request/Order Waiver of Fees (Petitioner) PC-184 REV. 7/19 CONNECTICUT PROBATE COURTS In the Matter of Request/Order Waiver of Fees (Petitioner) PC-184 Page 2 of 3 The undersigned further represents that: 1)Estimated value of household assets: a)Real estate net value (subtract outstanding mortgages or liens) b)Motor vehicles net value (subtract outstanding loans or liens) c)Balance of all savings accounts d)Balance of all checking accounts e)Cash f)Other (Specify) ____________________________ Total net value of household assets (Items 1a through 1f above) 2)Current household liabilities/debts (excluding any above mortgages/loans): a)Credit card balance b)Other (Specify) ____________________________ Total current household liabilities (Items 2a through 2b above) 3)Estimated reoccurring monthly household expenses: a)Rent/Mortgage payment b)Motor vehicle loan payments c)Other transportation costs (bus, gasoline) d)Property taxes e)Utilities f)Insurance premiums (medical, auto, home, etc.) g)Medical and dental h)Food i)Clothing j)Child care k)Other (Specify) ____________________________ Total reoccurring monthly household expenses (Items 3a through 3k above) The undersigned requests that the court grant a waiver of fees and expenses in the above matter for which the petitioner may be responsible because the petitioner is indigent and unable to pay the fees and expenses. The representations made in this petition are made under penalty of false statement. Signature of Petitioner or Representative Type or Print Name Title or Relationship (if applicable) Date Request/Order Waiver of Fees (Petitioner) PC-184 REV. 7/19 CONNECTICUT PROBATE COURTS In the Matter of Request/Order Waiver of Fees (Petitioner) PC-184 Page 3 of 3 For Court Use Only Probate Court Name District Number PRESIDING JUDGE: Hon. The foregoing request having been presented to the court, the COURT FINDS that the petitioner: is in digent and entitled to a waiver of fees and expenses as requested above. is not indigent. WHEREFORE, it is ORDERED and DECREED that the request for waiver of fees and expenses is: GRANTE D. DENIED. Dated at: , Connecticut, on [Month, Day, Year] Judge

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