Northwest Territories Probate Form Form 49

Application For Formal Proof Of Will

Everything you need to know about Northwest Territories Form Form 49, including helpful tips, fast facts & deadlines, how to fill it out, where to submit it and other related NT probate forms.

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About Application For Formal Proof Of 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.

Application For Formal Proof Of Will is a commonly used form within Northwest Territories. 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 Application For Formal Proof Of Will

Sometimes it’s tough to find a quick summary— here’s the important details you should know about Application For Formal Proof Of Will:

  • This form pertains to the State of Northwest Territories

  • The relevant probate statute or Northwest Territories laws related to this form include: Subparagraph 73(1)(a)(i)

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 Northwest Territories’s Form Form 49 - Application For Formal Proof Of Will up to date, certain details can change from time-to-time with little or no communication.

How to file Form Form 49

Step 1 - Download the correct Northwest Territories 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 Northwest Territories 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 49, take a break, and then review. Probate and estate settlement processes in NT 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 49 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 49 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 Application For Formal Proof Of 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 Application For Formal Proof Of 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 Northwest Territories.

5 reasons you should submit Form 49 as quickly as possible:

  1. The sooner you begin, the faster Northwest Territories 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 Northwest Territories. 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 Northwest Territories 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 Northwest Territories 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 Northwest Territories probate clerk or court for exact answers regarding Form Form 49, and when in doubt— consult a qualified trust & estates lawyer for that area.

How to Download, Open, and Edit Form Form 49 Online

Application For Formal Proof Of Will is one of the many probate court forms available for download through Atticus.

It may also be available through some Northwest Territories 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 Northwest Territories.

While Atticus automatically provides the latest forms, be sure to choose the correct version of Form Form 49 - Application For Formal Proof Of 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 Northwest Territories probate court office.

Application For Formal Proof Of 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 Northwest Territories-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 49 - Application For Formal Proof Of Will is a probate form in Northwest Territories.

  • Northwest Territories 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 Northwest Territories.

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

Frequently Asked Questions about Application For Formal Proof Of 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 49

Here’s the text, verbatim, that is found on Northwest Territories Form Form 49 - Application For Formal Proof Of Will. You can use this to get an idea of the context of the form and what type of information is needed.

Form 49(Subaragraph 73(1)(a)(i)) APPLICATION FOR FORMAL PROOF OF WILL IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE NORTHWEST TERRITORIES IN THE MATTER of the Estate of ___________________________ , late of __________________________ , in the Northwest Territories, deceased. APPLICATION FOR FORMAL PROOF OF WILL 1. The personal representative(s) named in a will of the deceased dated are: ( Name(s) of personal representative(s):) 2. The personal representative(s) request that the Court (a)formally admits this will to probate as the valid last will of the deceased; and (b) issues a grant of probate of this will to the personal representatives named in the will. 3. The personal representative(s) make this request because the validity of the will is in issue. 4. The validity of the will has been attacked on the ground that: (You may choose from the following or show the reason given: (a)the will is not the last will; (b)the will lacks lawful execution; (c)the deceased lacked testamentary capacity to execute the will; (d)the deceased was unduly influenced or under duress; (e)the will was obtained by fraud; (f)the will has been revoked; (g)the original will is lost or destroyed; (h)death has not been proved. ) Notices required 5. The following notices are required: Delete irrelevant notices from or add relevant notices to this list, as appropriate; renumber sub-paragraphs. Paragraphs 5.1, 5.2, and 5.7 are always required. (a) to all the beneficiaries of the estate in this will; (b) to all the beneficiaries of the estate in previous wills; (c) to the spouse and other dependants of the deceased, as defined in the Family Law Act and Dependant’s Relief Act; (d) to the adult children of the deceased; (e) to the Public Trustee; (f) to the beneficiaries (intestacy); (g) to the personal representative(s) named in previous wills. 6. Notices are sent to: (List name(s) and address(es) of all persons interested in the estate.) Personal Representative Name : Date: Address: Lawyer for Personal Representative Responsible Lawyer: Date: Firm Name: Address:Phone Number: Fax Number: File Number:

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