Nova Scotia Probate Form

Checklist - Grant Of Administration With Will Annexed

Everything you need to know about Nova Scotia Form Checklist - Grant Of Administration With Will Annexed, including helpful tips, fast facts & deadlines, how to fill it out, where to submit it and other related NS probate forms.

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About Checklist - Grant Of Administration With Will Annexed

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.

Checklist - Grant Of Administration With Will Annexed is a commonly used form within Nova Scotia. 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 Checklist - Grant Of Administration With Will Annexed

Sometimes it’s tough to find a quick summary— here’s the important details you should know about Checklist - Grant Of Administration With Will Annexed:

  • This form pertains to the State of Nova Scotia

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 Nova Scotia’s Form Checklist - Grant Of Administration With Will Annexed up to date, certain details can change from time-to-time with little or no communication.

How to file Form Checklist - Grant Of Administration With Will Annexed

Step 1 - Download the correct Nova Scotia 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 Nova Scotia 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 Checklist - Grant Of Administration With Will Annexed, take a break, and then review. Probate and estate settlement processes in NS 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 Checklist - Grant Of Administration With Will Annexed 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 Checklist - Grant Of Administration With Will Annexed 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 Checklist - Grant Of Administration With Will Annexed 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 Nova Scotia.

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

  1. The sooner you begin, the faster Nova Scotia 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 Nova Scotia. 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 Nova Scotia 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 Nova Scotia 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 Nova Scotia probate clerk or court for exact answers regarding Form Checklist - Grant Of Administration With Will Annexed, and when in doubt— consult a qualified trust & estates lawyer for that area.

How to Download, Open, and Edit this form Online

Checklist - Grant Of Administration With Will Annexed is one of the many probate court forms available for download through Atticus.

It may also be available through some Nova Scotia 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 Nova Scotia.

While Atticus automatically provides the latest forms, be sure to choose the correct version of Form Checklist - Grant Of Administration With Will Annexed 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 Nova Scotia probate court office.

Checklist - Grant Of Administration With Will Annexed 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 Nova Scotia-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 Checklist - Grant Of Administration With Will Annexed is a probate form in Nova Scotia.

  • Nova Scotia 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 Nova Scotia.

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

Frequently Asked Questions about Checklist - Grant Of Administration With Will Annexed

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
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The Exact Text on Form Checklist - Grant Of Administration With Will Annexed

Here’s the text, verbatim, that is found on Nova Scotia Form Checklist - Grant Of Administration With Will Annexed. You can use this to get an idea of the context of the form and what type of information is needed.

Checklist–GrantOfAdministrationwithWillAnnexed \\u0001Review the guideDealingwithanEstateatProbateCourtbefore completing the application for a Grant of Administration with Will Annexed. \\u0001Make a copy of the Will and any Codicils. \\u0001IfForm2, the Affidavit of Execution of Will or Codicil, has not been completed, contact one of the two witnesses to the Will and Codicil and have them go to Probate Court or a lawyer or a notary public to have the witness sign the Affidavit of Execution. \\u0001CompleteForm10,Application for a Grant, and other supporting documents required by the Application (such asForms18or19for security, and renunciations). Please note if there is no Codicil attached to the Will, then strikeout the words “and Codicil” throughout the Application. \\u0001Contact Probate Court and arrange for an appointment. \\u0001Bring with you to the appointment: • the original Will and Codicils • the Affidavit of Execution of Will or Codicil – Form 2 • the completed application for a Grant of Administration with Will Annexed – Form 10 • death certificate • security – Form 18 or 19 • Land Registration Form 44 or 24, if required. These forms are available online at <www.servicesns.ca/property/landreg> or from the Land Registration Office in your area. • other required supporting documents • payment for the applicable probate tax (and fees, if any) \\u0001Get a Grant of Administration with Will Annexed from the court. \\u0001Complete and serveForm24,25,26,27, the Notice of Grant, on all persons entitled to share in the estate, as applicable. Notice of Grant must be served within 30 days after the Grant was issued by the court. You may serve the document by registered mail, personal service, or by service on a lawyer authorized to accept service on behalf of the person to be served. \\u0001FileForm28, the Affidavit of Service of the Notice of Grant,within60daysafter the Grant was issued by the court. Attach copies of the Notices of Grant to Form 28. \\u0001Complete and sendForm31, Request for Advertisement, to theRoyalGazette. The office is located at 9th Floor, 1690 Hollis Street, P.O. Box 7, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 2L6. There is a fee for this advertisement. Check with Royal Gazette staff for current fee information. Make the money order or cheque payable to the “Minister of Finance.” \\u0001Keep the issue ofRoyalGazetteshowing the advertisement once it is sent to you. \\u0001CompleteForm29, Inventory, and file itwithin3monthsafter the Grant was issued by the court. \\u0001Get the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency Tax Clearance Certificate and file it at Probate Court. Followup: After the estate has been advertised for six months and you are in a position to complete the accounting of the estate, please contact the court administration office and arrange to pick up the checklist for passing the accounts of the estate and the appropriate forms. Prepared by Court Services Division of Department of Justice, Nova Scotia October 2014 Updated: March 2017

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