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Fee Waiver Application (Es)

Everything you need to know about District of Columbia Form Fee Waiver Application (Es), 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 Fee Waiver Application (Es)

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 Waiver Application (Es) 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 Fee Waiver Application (Es)

Sometimes it’s tough to find a quick summary— here’s the important details you should know about Fee Waiver Application (Es):

  • 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 Fee Waiver Application (Es) up to date, certain details can change from time-to-time with little or no communication.

How to file Form Fee Waiver Application (Es)

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 Fee Waiver Application (Es), 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 Fee Waiver Application (Es) 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 Waiver Application (Es) 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 Waiver Application (Es) 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 Fee Waiver Application (Es), and when in doubt— consult a qualified trust & estates lawyer for that area.

How to Download, Open, and Edit this form Online

Fee Waiver Application (Es) 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 Fee Waiver Application (Es) 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.

Fee Waiver Application (Es) 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 Fee Waiver Application (Es) 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 Fee Waiver Application (Es)

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 Waiver Application (Es)

Here’s the text, verbatim, that is found on District of Columbia Form Fee Waiver Application (Es). You can use this to get an idea of the context of the form and what type of information is needed.

TRIBUNAL SUPERIOR DEL DISTRITO DE COLUMBIA 500 Indiana Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001 (202) 879-1010 www.dccourts.gov Super. Ct. Civ. R. 54-II; Super. Ct. Dom. Rel. 54-II; D.C. Code § 15-712. Página 1 de 4 DCSC106A 09-2019 Título del caso Número de caso SOLICITUD PARA PROCEDER SIN EL PAGO ANTICIPADO DE COSTOS, DERECHOS O GARANTÍA (Formulario 106A In Forma Pauperis) Yo, ___________________________________________ soy el  Demandante/Peticionario  Demandado/Apelado  Tutor  Solicitante  Parte Interviniente/Interviniente propuesto  Otro: ___________________________ Respetuosamente solicito no tener que pagar por anticipado costos judiciales en este caso, ya que no puedo hacerlo sin que ello represente un importante problema financiero para mí o para mi familia por el(los) siguiente(s) motivo(s): INGRESOS 1. Recibo las siguientes prestaciones públicas:  Asistencia Temporal para Familias Necesitadas (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, TANF)  Ayuda General para el Menor (General Assistance for Children, GAC)  Programa para el Trabajo, el Empleo y la Responsabilidad (Program on Work, Employment and Responsibility, POWER)  Ingreso de Seguridad Suplementario (Supplemental Security Income, SSI) Si marcó cualquiera de los casilleros en la pregunta 1, no necesita responder ninguna otra pregunta y puede pasar a la “Declaración” en la página 3. De lo contrario, pase a la siguiente pregunta. Para uso exclusivo del Secretario Esta Solicitud ha sido revisada y aprobada por: Firma Nombre impreso Fecha TRIBUNAL SUPERIOR DEL DISTRITO DE COLUMBIA 500 Indiana Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001 (202) 879-1010 www.dccourts.gov Super. Ct. Civ. R. 54-II; Super. Ct. Dom. Rel. 54-II; D.C. Code § 15-712. Página 2 de 4 DCSC106A 09-2019 2. Recibo las siguientes prestaciones:  Asistencia Temporal por Discapacidad (Interim Disability Assistance)  Medicaid o DC Healthcare Alliance Si marcó cualquiera de los casilleros en la pregunta 2, no necesita responder ninguna otra pregunta y puede pasar a la “Declaración” en la página 3. De lo contrario, debe responder el resto de las preguntas de este formulario. Se le notificará si se necesita más información en relación con las preguntas 2-8 . 3. Mis ingresos totales en los últimos 12 meses (provenientes de todas las fuentes) ascienden a $______________________. 4. Actualmente me encuentro  empleado.  desempleado. El último día que trabajé fue en_____________, _______. Mes Año PERSONAS A CARGO 5. ¿Cuántas personas dependen de su apoyo económico? ________. De estas personas, ¿cuántas son menores de edad o adultos mayores? ________. ACTIVOS 6. Tengo $ __________ en efectivo, incluido dinero en cuentas bancarias. Soy dueño de los siguientes vehículos, bienes inmuebles u otra propiedad de valor: ______________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ GASTOS 7. El siguiente es un cálculo aproximado de mis gastos mensuales y los de las personas que dependen de mi apoyo económico: Vivienda (incluye renta, hipoteca, impuestos, seguro): Servicios (incluye gas, electricidad, agua, teléfono, Internet): Alimentos y necesidades del hogar: Gastos relacionados con los menores (incluye guardería, pañales): Salud (incluye asistencia médica, recetas, dentista, oculista, seguro): Transporte (incluye préstamo para vehículos, gas, seguro, metro, buses): Otras deudas y gastos: Total de gastos mensuales aproximados: TRIBUNAL SUPERIOR DEL DISTRITO DE COLUMBIA 500 Indiana Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001 (202) 879-1010 www.dccourts.gov Super. Ct. Civ. R. 54-II; Super. Ct. Dom. Rel. 54-II; D.C. Code § 15-712. Página 3 de 4 DCSC106A 09-2019 OTRAS CIRCUNSTANCIAS 8. Explique cualquier circunstancia especial que quiere que el juez considere para justificar su solicitud, incluidas órdenes de manutención infantil, gastos mensuales grandes, deudas, embargos de sueldo o de cuentas bancarias, o fallos judiciales. _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ DECLARACIÓN Juro o declaro solemnemente, bajo sanción penal por falso testimonio, lo que incluye 180 días de cárcel o una multa de $1,000, o ambas, que he leído esta Solicitud y que, a mi leal saber y entender, las declaraciones de los hechos aquí presentadas son verdaderas. __________________________________________ Firma __________________________________________ Línea de dirección 1 __________________________________________ Línea de dirección 2 __________________________________________ Teléfono __________________________________________ Fecha FUNDAMENTOS LEGALES 1. Código de D.C. § 15-712. 2. Código de D.C. § 22-2405. 3. Regla Civil 54-II, Regla Procesal de Relaciones Domésticas 54-II y Regla de Familia R. 4. Adkins v. E.I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc., 335 U.S. 331 (1948). 5. Harris v. Harris, 137 U.S. App. D.C. 318, 322, 424 F.2d 806 (1970), cert. denegado, 400 U.S. 826 (1970) (“el amparo in forma pauperis no se limita a quienes son una carga pública o se encuentran en situación de indigencia total”). 6. Green v. Green, 562 A.2d 1214 (D.C. 1989) (la ley “hace efectivo el principio fundamental de que todos los litigantes deben tener igual acceso a los tribunales, cualquiera sea su capacidad financiera”). 7. Cabillo v. Cabillo, 317 A.2d 866, 866 (D.C. 1974) (por el tribunal en pleno) (revocar la denegación de la condición de in forma pauperis y ordenar que se conceda la petición cuando los ingresos del litigante “se sitúen levemente por encima del estándar de asistencia social”). TRIBUNAL SUPERIOR DEL DISTRITO DE COLUMBIA 500 Indiana Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001 (202) 879-1010 www.dccourts.gov Super. Ct. Civ. R. 54-II; Super. Ct. Dom. Rel. 54-II; D.C. Code § 15-712. Página 4 de 4 DCSC106A 09-2019 Título del caso Número de caso ORDEN Habiendo considerado la Solicitud para Proceder sin el Pago Anticipado de Costos, Derechos o Garantía presentada por ___________________________________________, por la presente se ordena que dicha Solicitud sea:  CONCEDIDA en este caso del Juzgado de Familia, y, de conformidad con la Regla de Relaciones Domésticas 54-II(i), se citará a los testigos sin el pago anticipado de los derechos de los testigos.  CONCEDIDA en este caso de la División Civil, y, de conformidad con la Regla Civil 54-II(i), el secretario intentará notificar por correo los documentos incluidos en la Regla Civil 4(c)(1). Si el secretario no logra cumplir con su cometido, el Demandante/Peticionario es responsable de la notificación y del comprobante de notificación.  CONCEDIDA en este caso de la División de Sucesiones.  CONCEDIDA en este caso de la División Fiscal.  CONCEDIDA en este caso de la División Penal.  CONCEDIDA______________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________.  DENEGADA, por los motivos expuestos en el acta de audiencia pública y en presencia del solicitante o del abogado del solicitante.  DENEGADA, por los siguientes motivos: _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________. ________________ _____________________________ Fecha Juez

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