Prince Edward Island Probate Form FORM 65B

Petition For Grant Of Administration With The Will Annexed

Everything you need to know about Prince Edward Island Form FORM 65B, including helpful tips, fast facts & deadlines, how to fill it out, where to submit it and other related PE probate forms.

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About Petition For Grant Of Administration With The 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.

Petition For Grant Of Administration With The Will Annexed is a commonly used form within Prince Edward Island. 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 Petition For Grant Of Administration With The Will Annexed

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

  • This form pertains to the State of Prince Edward Island

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 Prince Edward Island’s Form FORM 65B - Petition For Grant Of Administration With The Will Annexed up to date, certain details can change from time-to-time with little or no communication.

How to file Form FORM 65B

Step 1 - Download the correct Prince Edward Island 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 Prince Edward Island 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 65B, take a break, and then review. Probate and estate settlement processes in PE 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 65B 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 65B 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 Petition For Grant Of Administration With The 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 Petition For Grant Of Administration With The 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 Prince Edward Island.

5 reasons you should submit FORM 65B as quickly as possible:

  1. The sooner you begin, the faster Prince Edward Island 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 Prince Edward Island. 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 Prince Edward Island 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 Prince Edward Island 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 Prince Edward Island probate clerk or court for exact answers regarding Form FORM 65B, and when in doubt— consult a qualified trust & estates lawyer for that area.

How to Download, Open, and Edit Form FORM 65B Online

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

It may also be available through some Prince Edward Island 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 Prince Edward Island.

While Atticus automatically provides the latest forms, be sure to choose the correct version of Form FORM 65B - Petition For Grant Of Administration With The 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 Prince Edward Island probate court office.

Petition For Grant Of Administration With The 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 Prince Edward Island-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 65B - Petition For Grant Of Administration With The Will Annexed is a probate form in Prince Edward Island.

  • Prince Edward Island 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 Prince Edward Island.

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

Frequently Asked Questions about Petition For Grant Of Administration With The 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 FORM 65B

Here’s the text, verbatim, that is found on Prince Edward Island Form FORM 65B - Petition For Grant Of Administration With The Will Annexed. You can use this to get an idea of the context of the form and what type of information is needed.

FORM 65 B PETITION FOR GRANT OF ADMINISTRATION WITH THE WILL ANNEXED Court File No. S1 ES ____ CANADA PROVINCE OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND SUPREME COURT OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND (Estates Section) IN THE MATTER of the Estate of ___________________________, late of ______________ ________, ____________ County, in the Province of _____________, Deceased, ___ Testate ___ Intestate The petition of ____________________ of _______________________________________(full address) in the County of ______________, ____________________(occupation), shows, 1.____________________, late of _______________________________________(full address) in the County of __________, ___________________ (occupation), deceased, died on or about _____________, 20 ___, at _________________________ in the County of________, and the deceased at the time of death: ___ had a fixed place of abode at _______________________, in the County of ___________ ___ had no fixed place of abode in Prince Edward Island ___ or resided out of Prince Edward Island but had at such time property in the County of ___________ 2.The deceased was at the time of death ________________, or as the case may be; here give particulars as required by Rule 65.11. __________________________________________ 3.The deceased ___ has not had any marriage dissolved or annulled OR ___ the deceased was married to _______________ which marriage was dissolved (or annulled) on the ________ day of __________ by ________________ [name court that dissolved marriage]. 4.The names and known address of all children of the deceased are as follows: _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ 5.The last will of the deceased was dated__________________ , ______, and at that time the deceased was of the full age of eighteen years [ ___ and that will was amended by codicil (or codicils) dated_______________ , ______ ]. 6.The deceased did not marry subsequent to the last mentioned date(s). 7.Neither witness to the will (or codicil) is a beneficiary or the husband or wife of a beneficiary named therein. 8.No executor is named in the said will (or codicil) or the executor therein named is dead, not having taken out probate, or has renounced all right and title to the probate and execution of the said will (or as the fact may be) and I am the __________________ (relationship to the deceased). 9.The value of the whole property of which the deceased died possessed or entitled to is $________ 10.(Optional) The deceased is ________________________ __________________ and is one and the same as ______________________. The petitioner therefore requests that administration of the property of the deceased will be granted to the petitioner. Dated the _______ day of ____________, 20 ____. __________________________ Petitioner

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