Ontario Probate Form 74.49.3

Request For Increased Costs (Person Other Than Estate Trustee)

Everything you need to know about Ontario Form 74.49.3, including helpful tips, fast facts & deadlines, how to fill it out, where to submit it and other related ON probate forms.

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About Request For Increased Costs (Person Other Than Estate Trustee)

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.

Request For Increased Costs (Person Other Than Estate Trustee) is a commonly used form within Ontario. 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 Request For Increased Costs (Person Other Than Estate Trustee)

Sometimes it’s tough to find a quick summary— here’s the important details you should know about Request For Increased Costs (Person Other Than Estate Trustee):

  • This form pertains to the State of Ontario

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 Ontario’s Form 74.49.3 - Request For Increased Costs (Person Other Than Estate Trustee) up to date, certain details can change from time-to-time with little or no communication.

How to file Form 74.49.3

Step 1 - Download the correct Ontario 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 Ontario 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 74.49.3, take a break, and then review. Probate and estate settlement processes in ON 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 74.49.3 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 74.49.3 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 Request For Increased Costs (Person Other Than Estate Trustee) 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 Request For Increased Costs (Person Other Than Estate Trustee) 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 Ontario.

5 reasons you should submit 74.49.3 as quickly as possible:

  1. The sooner you begin, the faster Ontario 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 Ontario. 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 Ontario 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 Ontario 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 Ontario probate clerk or court for exact answers regarding Form 74.49.3, and when in doubt— consult a qualified trust & estates lawyer for that area.

How to Download, Open, and Edit Form 74.49.3 Online

Request For Increased Costs (Person Other Than Estate Trustee) is one of the many probate court forms available for download through Atticus.

It may also be available through some Ontario 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 Ontario.

While Atticus automatically provides the latest forms, be sure to choose the correct version of Form 74.49.3 - Request For Increased Costs (Person Other Than Estate Trustee) 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 Ontario probate court office.

Request For Increased Costs (Person Other Than Estate Trustee) 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 Ontario-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 74.49.3 - Request For Increased Costs (Person Other Than Estate Trustee) is a probate form in Ontario.

  • Ontario 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 Ontario.

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

Frequently Asked Questions about Request For Increased Costs (Person Other Than Estate Trustee)

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 74.49.3

Here’s the text, verbatim, that is found on Ontario Form 74.49.3 - Request For Increased Costs (Person Other Than Estate Trustee). You can use this to get an idea of the context of the form and what type of information is needed.

(Court file no.) _________________ FORM 74.49.3 Courts of Justice Act ONTARIO SUPERIOR COURT OF JUSTICE IN THE ESTATE OF ______________, deceased. REQUEST FOR INCREASED COSTS (PERSON OTHER THAN ESTATE TRUSTEE) 1. I, ________________, have retained __________________ as my lawyer to review the estate accounts. I have no objection to the estate accounts or to the claim for compensation by the estate trustee. 2. I request that I be awarded costs payable out of the estate in the amount of $______________, in addition to the cost of attendance at a hearing, if required, which is greater than $____________, being one-half the amount payable to the estate trustee under Tariff C. I understand that this request may require a hearing on the date specified in the notice of application, in the discretion of the presiding Judge. ___________________ DATE ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ Name, address and telephone number of person or person’s lawyer TO: (Name and address of every other person with a financial interest in the estate. For a person under disability, also indicate name and address of personal representative) ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ (Name and address of estate trustee or lawyer for estate trustee) ______________________________________________________________________________ Response by Estate Trustee or person with a financial interest in the estate: __ (A) I object to this request for increased costs, for the following reasons: ___________________________________________________________________________ OR: __ (B) I consent to this request for increased costs. ___________________________________ ________________________________________ Date Signature of person listed above Any person with a financial interest in the estate who wishes to object or consent to a request for increased costs shall do so by returning the completed form 74.49.3 to the person making the request so that such person receives it at least 12 days before the date fixed for the hearing in the Notice of Application to Pass Accounts. The person making the request for increased costs shall, at least 10 days before the date fixed for the hearing, file with the court a supplementary record described in subrule 74.18 (11.3) containing (i) the documents served under subrule 74.18 (11.1), together with an affidavit of service or lawyer’s certificate of service to prove service of those documents, (ii) an affidavit containing a summary of the responses to the request for increased costs and a list of persons who failed to respond, and (iii) the factors that contributed to the increased costs. RCP-E 74.49.3 (August 1, 2022)

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