Probate Forms

Several forms are available for use in various probate legal actions, such as those relating to transferring a deceased person’s property to the spouse, unmarried child or children of the deceased, or to a person or business that the deceased person may owe money.


NOTE: Court clerks may be able provide assistance in completing these forms. Users must contact their local court to determine those for which assistance is available.


Below is the name, description and purpose of each form available on this website:

Statement of Reimbursable Attorney Fees: This form is used by an attorney appointed by the probate court to represent a respondent in a civil detention hearing. The attorney may use this form to report the cases for which he or she provided services.

      (Updated 10/25/13)

Application of Creditor for Refusal of Letters: This form is used by a creditor (individual or business owed money) for filing an application to transfer a deceased person’s personal property, such as a car or motorcycle, having a value of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) or less, to a creditor of the estate when there is no surviving spouse or unmarried minor children.

      (Updated 02/23/05)

Application of Unmarried Minor Child(ren) for Refusal of Letters: This form is used by a person to file an application with the court to transfer a deceased person’s real property (such as a house) and personal property (such as a car), to the deceased person’s unmarried minor children. The deceased person has no surviving spouse and all of the deceased person’s unmarried, minor children are included in this application.

      (Updated 10/25/13)

Application of Surviving Spouse for Refusal of Letters: This form is used by a person to file an application with the court to transfer a deceased person’s real and personal property to the deceased person’s surviving spouse. Some of the common examples of such property are jointly held property and insurance, or other death benefits.

      (Updated 10/25/13)

Application to Amend Order Refusing Letters: This form is used by a person to file an application with the court to make a change to the order transferring a deceased person’s real and personal property to the deceased person’s surviving spouse, unmarried, minor children or creditor. Generally, finding additional assets owned by the deceased is the reason for the request to amend the order.

      (Updated 10/25/13)

Election of Surviving Spouse: This form is used by a surviving spouse of a deceased person who is rejecting the terms of a deceased person’s will. An election by a spouse means that the spouse takes the share of the estate allowed by statute (Section 474.160, RSMo) and takes nothing under the will.

      (Updated 10/25/13)