New Brunswick Probate Form Form 3I

Citation To Bring In A Will

Everything you need to know about New Brunswick Form Form 3I, including helpful tips, fast facts & deadlines, how to fill it out, where to submit it and other related NB probate forms.

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About Citation To Bring In A Will

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.

Citation To Bring In A Will is a commonly used form within New Brunswick. 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 Citation To Bring In A Will

Sometimes it’s tough to find a quick summary— here’s the important details you should know about Citation To Bring In A Will:

  • This form pertains to the State of New Brunswick

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 New Brunswick’s Form Form 3I - Citation To Bring In A Will up to date, certain details can change from time-to-time with little or no communication.

How to file Form Form 3I

Step 1 - Download the correct New Brunswick 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 New Brunswick 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 Form 3I, take a break, and then review. Probate and estate settlement processes in NB 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 Form 3I 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 Form 3I 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 Citation To Bring In A Will 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 Citation To Bring In A Will 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 New Brunswick.

5 reasons you should submit Form 3I as quickly as possible:

  1. The sooner you begin, the faster New Brunswick 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 New Brunswick. 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 New Brunswick 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 New Brunswick 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 New Brunswick probate clerk or court for exact answers regarding Form Form 3I, and when in doubt— consult a qualified trust & estates lawyer for that area.

How to Download, Open, and Edit Form Form 3I Online

Citation To Bring In A Will is one of the many probate court forms available for download through Atticus.

It may also be available through some New Brunswick 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 New Brunswick.

While Atticus automatically provides the latest forms, be sure to choose the correct version of Form Form 3I - Citation To Bring In A Will 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 New Brunswick probate court office.

Citation To Bring In A Will 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 New Brunswick-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 Form 3I - Citation To Bring In A Will is a probate form in New Brunswick.

  • New Brunswick 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 New Brunswick.

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

Frequently Asked Questions about Citation To Bring In A Will

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 Form 3I

Here’s the text, verbatim, that is found on New Brunswick Form Form 3I - Citation To Bring In A Will. You can use this to get an idea of the context of the form and what type of information is needed.

70 84-9Loi sur la Cour des successionsP-17.1 Form 3I In The Probate Court of New Brunswick Judicial District of ________________________________________________ Citation to Bring in a Will Form 3I In the estate of __________________________________________ , deceased. To _______________________________________ Whereas it is alleged by _________________________________ , of ______________________________ in the Province of _________________ , that a will signed by _____________________ , of ______________________ in the Province of ______________________________ , who died on or about ________________ day of ______________________________ , 20_____ , is in the possession of you, the above-named ____________________________ ; You are therefore ordered and directed to bring to the probate office for the Judicial District of ______________________________ at the ______________________________ in the Province of New Brunswick and leave any will signed by ______________________________ , which is now in your possession, power or control, within __________ days after service of this citation upon you. In the event that such a document is not in your possession, power and control, you are within the same time to file in the said office an affidavit to that effect and setting forth what knowledge, if any, you may have respecting any will signed by the said ___________________________ . DATED at ______________________ this ______________________ day of ______________________ , 20_____. Judge of The Probate Court of New Brunswick Formule 3I Cour des successions du Nouveau-Brunswick Circonscription judiciaire de ________________________________________ Citation à présenter un testament Formule 3I Succession de ____________________________________ , personne décédée Destinataire : _____________________________________ Attendu que _____________________ de _____________________ dans la province de _____________________ allègue un testament signé par _____________________ , de _____________________ dans la province de _______________ , décédé le ou vers le _______ jour de _________________ 20____ , lequel est en votre possession, le susnommé ________________ . En conséquence, il vous est ordonné de présenter au greffe des succes- sions de la circonscription judiciaire de ______________________________ à _________________________ dans la province du Nouveau-Brunswick et d’y laisser tout testament signé par ________________________ , actuellement en votre possession, en votre pouvoir ou sous votre contrôle, dans les ___________________ jours suivant la signification à vous faite de la présente citation. Advenant qu’un tel document ne soit pas en votre possession, en votre pouvoir ou sous votre contrôle, vous devez déposer audit greffe un affidavit à cet effet exposant tout que vous pouvez connaître à propos de tout testament si- gné par ledit _______________________________ si vous connaissez quelque chose. FAIT à _____________________ le ____________________ jour de _____________________ 20_____. Juge de la Cour des successions du Nouveau-Brunswick

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