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Fee Schedule (New Castle County) (New Castle)

Everything you need to know about Delaware Form Fee Schedule (New Castle County) (New Castle), including helpful tips, fast facts & deadlines, how to fill it out, where to submit it and other related DE probate forms.

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About Fee Schedule (New Castle County) (New Castle)

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.

Fee Schedule (New Castle County) (New Castle) is a commonly used form within Delaware. 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 Fee Schedule (New Castle County) (New Castle)

Sometimes it’s tough to find a quick summary— here’s the important details you should know about Fee Schedule (New Castle County) (New Castle):

  • This form pertains to the State of Delaware

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 Delaware’s Form Fee Schedule (New Castle County) (New Castle) up to date, certain details can change from time-to-time with little or no communication.

How to file Form Fee Schedule (New Castle County) (New Castle)

Step 1 - Download the correct Delaware 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 Delaware 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 Fee Schedule (New Castle County) (New Castle), take a break, and then review. Probate and estate settlement processes in DE 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 Fee Schedule (New Castle County) (New Castle) 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 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 Fee Schedule (New Castle County) (New Castle) 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 Fee Schedule (New Castle County) (New Castle) 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 Delaware.

5 reasons you should submit this form as quickly as possible:

  1. The sooner you begin, the faster Delaware 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 Delaware. 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 Delaware 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 Delaware 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 Delaware probate clerk or court for exact answers regarding Form Fee Schedule (New Castle County) (New Castle), and when in doubt— consult a qualified trust & estates lawyer for that area.

How to Download, Open, and Edit this form Online

Fee Schedule (New Castle County) (New Castle) is one of the many probate court forms available for download through Atticus.

It may also be available through some Delaware 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 Delaware.

While Atticus automatically provides the latest forms, be sure to choose the correct version of Form Fee Schedule (New Castle County) (New Castle) 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 Delaware probate court office.

Fee Schedule (New Castle County) (New Castle) 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 Delaware-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 Fee Schedule (New Castle County) (New Castle) is a probate form in Delaware.

  • Delaware 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 Delaware.

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

Frequently Asked Questions about Fee Schedule (New Castle County) (New Castle)

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).

We’ve also created a list of other probate services. Be sure to check it out!

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 Fee Schedule (New Castle County) (New Castle)

Here’s the text, verbatim, that is found on Delaware Form Fee Schedule (New Castle County) (New Castle). You can use this to get an idea of the context of the form and what type of information is needed.

FEE SCHEDULE Probate Fees Filing Petition for Authority to Act as Personal Representative$5 per Representative Registering Order and Decree Admitting Will to Probate$2 Granting Letters (based on value of Personal Property) under $30,000$25 between $30,000 and $99,999.99$50 between $100,000 and $499,999.99$75 between $500,000 and $999,999.99$100 between $1,000,000 and $1,499,999.99$200 between $1,500,000 and $1,999,999.99$300 between $2,000,000 and $2,499,999.99$400 between $2,500,000 and $2,999,999.99$500 between $3,000,000 and $3,499,999.99$600 between $3,500,000 and $3,999,999.99$700 between $4,000,000 and $4,499,999.99$800 between $4,500,000 and $4,999,999.99$900 between $5,000,000 and $5,499,999.99$1,000 between $6,000,000 and $6,499,999.99$1,100 between $6,500,000 and $6,999,999.99$1,200 between $7,000,000 and $7,499,999.99$1,300 between $7,500,000 and $7,999,999.99$1,400 each additional $500,000 increment$100 Issuing Short Certificate(s)$5 each Register's Orders (Advertising, Including Handbills)$7 Copying and Recording of Will, Codicil, and Memorandum $1 base fee + $2 per page Filing Renunciation$5 per page Filing Power of Attorney (Personal Representative is not a Delaware resident) $5 Filing Rule 190 Petition and Affidavit$5 per Representative Trust Certificate $1 base fee + $2 per page Filing Affidavit of No Estate Tax$10 Filing Certified copy of Death Certificate$1 Filing Inventory $15 base fee + $1 per extra page Issuing Estate Closing Letter$50 Recording and Indexing of Accounts$20 per Account Issuing Oath to Witness for Will Verification$5 per Witness Commission for Issuing Oath to Witness/Personal Representative for another jurisdiction $25 per Witness Commission sent out of New Castle County for Will Verification$25 per Witness Redesignation of Letters$25 Reversing an Administrative Closing$500 Closing Cost 1.75% of Net Personal Estate Technology Cost 0.25% of Net Personal Estate 650 or 651 No Asset Form$20 Filing Beneficiary Disclaimer$1 per page Non-Probate Fees Issuing Small Estate Affidavit/Funeral Director Affidavit$10 Each additional affidavit obtained at same visit$5 Issuing Affidavit of Domicile$10 Each additional affidavit obtained at same visit$5 Filing Affidavit of Jointly Held Real Property$20 Filing Affidavit That No Delaware Estate Tax Return is Required$10 Filing Combined Affidavit that No Delaware Estate Tax Return is Required and Affidavit of Jointly Held Real Property $30 Filing Certified Documents from out of County/State$1 per page Filing Exemplified copies from out of County/State$2 per page Filing Statement of Claim$20 Filing Demand for Surviving Spousal Allowance$20 Providing an Order$10 per page Filing Life Estate Termination$15 Issuing Citation, Rule to Show Cause or Summons$25 Issuing Subpoena to Give Evidence$20 Bond Reduction$1 Register of Wills Hearing$25 For Recording Release, Acquittance, or any document necessary to have acknowledgement thereto $20 Entering Caveat$1 per page Issuing an Attachment$1 Recording any other document not provided for$1 per page Affixing Seal of Office to any document not previously mentioned$1 Entering Sentence or Decree Upon Actual Litigation of Cause$1 per page Court Appearance$50 per day Copy Fees Copies of scanned documents$1 per page Copies of microfilmed documents$2 per page Copies of documents that must be redacted $20 per hour + $2 per page Electronically sent copies of scanned documents$2 per page Mailed copies of scanned documents (unless a prepaid envelope is provided) $1 Certified copies of documents recorded in this office $5 base fee + $2 per page Exemplified copies of documents recorded in this office $50 base fee + $2 per page Copies not otherwise provided for$2 per page Request to search for decedent records$5 per name Purchasing Register of Wills forms on disk in Microsoft Word format$250 Administrative Fees Late Fee for Overdue Documents $100 for every 12-month period of delinquency Missed Appointment Fee (missing an appointment without giving 24 hours' notice) $25 Returned Inventory Fee (charged after second attempt at filing)$10 Returned Statement of Claim Fee (charged after second attempt at filing)$10 Returned Check fee (+$10 if costs are incurred in the administration of the returned check) $35 Complex Case Assessment Fee$25 to $500 Safekeeping Fees For receiving, securing and indexing receipt of an original Will of a living person $10 For allowing the testator/rix to examine the contents of their previously filed Will at the register of wills office and to return such without amendment or change $2 For receiving a codicil to an existing indexed and filed Will of the testator/rix $5 For receiving a Memorandum at the time of submitting the original WillNo charge For receiving an amendment or change to the original Memorandum$5 Removing or replacing a Will that was previously filed in Safekeeping (the updated Will must be received at the same time the old Will is removed) No charge Copies of a Will filed in Safekeeping (can only be given to the testator)$2.00 per page

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