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Case Initiation (Int) - Notice Of Initial Hearing To Other Persons

Everything you need to know about District of Columbia Form Case Initiation (Int) - Notice Of Initial Hearing To Other Persons, including helpful tips, fast facts & deadlines, how to fill it out, where to submit it and other related DC probate forms.

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About Case Initiation (Int) - Notice Of Initial Hearing To Other Persons

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.

Case Initiation (Int) - Notice Of Initial Hearing To Other Persons is a commonly used form within District of Columbia. 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 Case Initiation (Int) - Notice Of Initial Hearing To Other Persons

Sometimes it’s tough to find a quick summary— here’s the important details you should know about Case Initiation (Int) - Notice Of Initial Hearing To Other Persons:

  • This form pertains to the State of District of Columbia

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 District of Columbia’s Form Case Initiation (Int) - Notice Of Initial Hearing To Other Persons up to date, certain details can change from time-to-time with little or no communication.

How to file Form Case Initiation (Int) - Notice Of Initial Hearing To Other Persons

Step 1 - Download the correct District of Columbia 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 District of Columbia 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 Case Initiation (Int) - Notice Of Initial Hearing To Other Persons, take a break, and then review. Probate and estate settlement processes in DC 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 Case Initiation (Int) - Notice Of Initial Hearing To Other Persons 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 Case Initiation (Int) - Notice Of Initial Hearing To Other Persons 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 Case Initiation (Int) - Notice Of Initial Hearing To Other Persons 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 District of Columbia.

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

  1. The sooner you begin, the faster District of Columbia 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 District of Columbia. 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 District of Columbia 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 District of Columbia 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 District of Columbia probate clerk or court for exact answers regarding Form Case Initiation (Int) - Notice Of Initial Hearing To Other Persons, and when in doubt— consult a qualified trust & estates lawyer for that area.

How to Download, Open, and Edit this form Online

Case Initiation (Int) - Notice Of Initial Hearing To Other Persons is one of the many probate court forms available for download through Atticus.

It may also be available through some District of Columbia 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 District of Columbia.

While Atticus automatically provides the latest forms, be sure to choose the correct version of Form Case Initiation (Int) - Notice Of Initial Hearing To Other Persons 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 District of Columbia probate court office.

Case Initiation (Int) - Notice Of Initial Hearing To Other Persons 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 District of Columbia-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 Case Initiation (Int) - Notice Of Initial Hearing To Other Persons is a probate form in District of Columbia.

  • District of Columbia 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 District of Columbia.

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

Frequently Asked Questions about Case Initiation (Int) - Notice Of Initial Hearing To Other Persons

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 Case Initiation (Int) - Notice Of Initial Hearing To Other Persons

Here’s the text, verbatim, that is found on District of Columbia Form Case Initiation (Int) - Notice Of Initial Hearing To Other Persons. You can use this to get an idea of the context of the form and what type of information is needed.

SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION _________ INT _________ _________ IDD _________ In re: ________________________________ An Adult NOTICE OF INITIAL HEARING TO OTHER PERSONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a petition for [ ] Appointment of a guardian of an incapacitated individual [ ] General [ ] Limited [ ] mental retardation [ ] mental retardation [ ] other [ ] other [ ] Appointment of successor guardian [ ] General [ ] Limited [ ] Appointment of a conservator of a protected individual [ ] General [ ] Limited [ ] Appointment of a special conservator of a protected individual [ ] Entry of a protective order for ______________________________________________________ (subject of proceeding) has been filed, a copy of which is attached hereto. A hearing to consider the petition will be held on ______________________, 20______ at __________ o'clock ____m. in Courtroom _____of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia located at Building A, 515 5th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001. _________________________ _____________________________________________ Petitioner/attorney Address (Actual address/not Post Office Box) _________________________ _____________________________________________ Telephone number Email address NOTE: Pursuant to Superior Court, Probate Division Rule 311(c)(3), this notice must be mailed no less than 17 days, and/or personally delivered no less than 14 days, before the date set for the hearing. Copies to: Parties to the above-captioned case and persons granted permission to participate pursuant to Superior Court, Probate Division Rule 303 and persons who requested notice pursuant to Superior Court, Probate Division Rule 304. Proof of service is required in accordance with Superior Court, Probate Division Rule 311(c)(6). The petitioner must serve a copy of the petition upon the subject of the petition and his or November 2015 – 910.10.v5 her counsel and on all other persons entitled to notice under D.C. Code, sec. 21-2042 by first-class mail within 3 days of the filing of the petition in accordance with Superior Court, Probate Division Rule 321(c). The petitioner must also serve a copy of this notice regarding the hearing personally on the subject of the petition and on all other individuals in accordance with Superior Court, Probate Division Rule 325. The notice must be served at least 14 days before the time set for the hearing. The Court, for good cause shown, may provide for a different method or time of giving notice for any hearing. Unless it is waived, notice of hearings in these proceedings must be given to each of the following: (1) The subject of the petition and his or her spouse or registered domestic partner. If none, his or her adult children. If none, his or her parents. If none, at least one of the nearest adult relatives of the subject. (2) Any person who is serving as guardian or conservator or who has the care and custody of the individual alleged to be incapacitated; (3) Any counsel for the subject; (4) All persons entitled to notice if this petition had been filed in the subject’s home state; and (5) Any other person as directed by the Court. The subject of the petition may not waive notice. Other individuals including a guardian ad litem or other fiduciary may waive notice by a signed writing filed with the Court. Upon the filing of the petition the Court will appoint an attorney to represent the subject of the petition unless he/she has chosen counsel. At any point in the proceeding, the Court may appoint a guardian ad litem to prosecute or defend the interest of any individual if the Court determines that representation of that person’s interest otherwise would be inadequate. Upon the filing of the petition, the Court may appoint a visitor and an examiner pursuant to November 2015 – 910.10.v5 D.C. Code, sec. 21-2041 or sec. 21-2054. The examiner and visitor will be separate individuals. Each must file and serve on all parties written reports no later than 10 days before the date set for the hearing. After the filing of the reports of the examiner and the visitor, the parties may file a joint stipulation that the proceeding is uncontested as to all issues. The purpose of the proceeding is to determine whether the subject of the intervention proceeding is incapacitated because said individual is an adult whose ability to receive and evaluate information effectively or to communicate decisions is impaired to such an extent that he or she lacks the capacity to take actions necessary to [Select appropriate box(es)]: [ ] obtain, administer, and dispose of real and personal property, intangible property, business property, benefits, and income [ ] provide health care, food, shelter, clothing, personal hygiene, and other care without which serious physical injury or illness is more likely than not to occur [ ] acquire and maintain those life skills that enable him or her to cope more effectively with the demands of his or her own person and of his or her own environment and to raise the level of his or her own physical, intellectual, social, emotional, and economic efficiency to meet all or some essential requirements for his or her therapeutic needs [Select one] [ ] without court-ordered assistance or [ ] without the appointment of [ ] a guardian and/or [ ] a conservator Procedure Upon the filing of a petition for the appointment of a permanent limited or general guardian, the appointment of a successor limited or general guardian, the appointment of a general or limited conservator or special conservator, or the entry of a protective order, the court will schedule a hearing on the petition. If a joint stipulation is filed, a hearing may be scheduled on an expedited basis. Not later than 5 days before the hearing the parties may file responsive pleadings in accordance with Superior Court, Probate Division Rule 321. November 2015 – 910.10.v5 Significance This proceeding does not repeal, alter, or amend the right of an individual who is the subject of a petition for civil commitment in any proceeding under Chapter 5 of Title 21, or the Mentally Retarded Citizens Constitutional Rights and Dignity Act of 1978 (D.C. Code, sec. 6-1901, et seq.). This proceeding does not affect guardians or conservators appointed by the Court prior to September 30, 1989, unless the prior proceedings are reinstituted under D.C. Code, Chapter 20 of Title 21 (1988 Supp.). A finding of incapacity does not constitute a finding of legal incompetence. An individual found to be incapacitated retains all legal rights and abilities other than those expressly limited or curtailed in the order of appointment of a guardian or in a protective proceeding or in a subsequent order of the Court. In a guardianship or protective proceeding, the Court will exercise its authority so as to encourage the development of maximum self-reliance and independence of the incapacitated or protected individual and make appointive, protective, and other orders only to the extent needed by the incapacitated or protected individual's mental and adaptive limitations and other conditions warranting the procedure. If a guardian is appointed, the guardian will be responsible for care, custody, and control of the incapacitated individual with the powers set forth at D.C. Code, sec. 21-2047 or with more limited powers set forth in the order of appointment. Unless otherwise directed by the Court, the guardian will not have the power (1) to consent to certain medical treatment as set forth at D.C. Code, sec. 21-2047(c) or (2) to consent to the waiver of any substantive or procedural right of the incapacitated individual in any proceeding arising from an insanity acquittal or (3) to prohibit marriage or divorce or (4) consent to termination of parental rights. While a petition for appointment of a conservator or other protective order is pending, and after preliminary hearing, and without notice to others, the Court may preserve and apply the property of the individual to be protected as required for the support of the individual or the dependents of the individual. November 2015 – 910.10.v5 After hearing and upon determining that a basis for an appointment of a conservator or other protective order exists with respect to an individual, the Court has the power over the estate and business affairs that the individual could exercise if present and not incapacitated except the power to make a will. If a conservator is appointed, the conservator will hold title as trustee to all property of the protected individual presently held or after acquired, or to part of the property as specified in the order, including title to any property held for the protected individual by custodians or attorneys-in-fact. An order specifying that only part of the property of a protected individual vests in the conservator creates a limited conservatorship. Rights In proceedings for the appointment of a guardian or conservator, the petitioner must present clear and convincing evidence that the appointment or protective order is warranted. The individual alleged to be incapacitated has the right to request that the hearing be closed and must be present at the hearing unless cause is shown for his or her absence. The individual must be represented by counsel and is entitled to present evidence and cross examine witnesses including any court-appointed examiner or visitor. As approved by order of the Court, pursuant to D.C. Code, sec. 21-2060, any visitor, attorney, examiner, conservator, special conservator, guardian ad litem, or guardian is entitled to compensation for services rendered in a guardianship proceeding or a protective proceeding or in connection with a guardianship or protective arrangement. Upon payment of a fee, any interested person who desires to be notified before any order is made in any of these proceedings may file a request for notice with the Clerk of the Court and serve it on all parties in accordance with Superior Court, Probate Division Rule 304(a). A request for notice is not sufficient to confer permission to participate. The protected individual or any other interested person may petition the Court for removal of a guardian or conservator or termination of the proceeding. The guardian or conservator may resign upon petition and acceptance of the resignation by the Court. The protected November 2015 – 910.10.v5 November 2015 – 910.10.v5 individual seeking termination is entitled to the same rights and procedures as he or she would have in an original proceeding. Any person interested in the welfare of an individual for whom a conservator is appointed may petition for orders subsequent to appointment requiring action with respect to bond or other appropriate relief pursuant to D.C. Code, sec. 21-2062, or for enlargement or limitation of powers pursuant to D.C. Code, sec. 21-2072.

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