O.C. Rule Amendments on Third-Party Forms

The Orphans’ Court Procedural Rules Committee has proposed amendments to O.C. Rules 1.8 and 10.1 in order to allow the filing of forms with the Orphans’ Courts and Registers of Wills that are “identical in content and sequential ordering” as the forms approved by the Supreme Court.

The report of the Committee explains that the amendments are intended to allow the filing of third-party forms such as those created through estate administration software.  (Apparently some offices have been rejecting those kinds of forms, and only accepting the exact forms published by the Supreme Court has PDFs, which was not the intention of the original rules.)

Comments may be submitted by April 6, 2018.

“Proposed Amendment of Pa. O.C. Rule 1.8 and Pa. O.C. Rule 10.1,” 48 Pa.B. 728 (2/3/2018).

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