Adoption of New Local Orphans' Court Rules; No. CP-03-AD-0000001-2016

[47 Pa.B. 950]
[Saturday, February 18, 2017]

Order of Court

And Now, this 20th day of January, 2017, the following amended rule is hereby Adopted as the Local Orphans' Court Rules of the Court of Common Pleas and its Orphans' Court Division, effective thirty (30) days after the date of publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin:

Rule 10.7. Filing of Inventory. Notice. Petition to Compel Filing of Inventory. Objections to Inventory.

 (a) Inventories shall be filed with the Register of Wills, and not with the Clerk of the Orphans' Court Division.

 (b) A copy of the inventory shall be served upon all interested parties in the same manner as an account is served. A notice substantially in the following form shall accompany the copy as its front page:



 Attached is a true and correct copy of the Inventory/Supplement Inventory which was filed by the personal representative in the Office of the Register of Wills on ______ , 20 ____ .

 Specific written objections, if any, may be filed with the Clerk of Orphans' Court Division in accordance with Local Orphans' Court Rule 10.7(d).

Personal Representative or Attorney

 (c) All petitions to compel the filing of an inventory or a supplemental inventory required by 20 Pa.C.S. § 3301 and § 3303, respectively, shall be filed with the Clerk of the Orphans' Court Division, and not with the Register of Wills.

 (d) All objections to an inventory or supplemental inventory filed pursuant to 20 Pa.C.S. § 3305 shall be filed with the Clerk of Orphans' Court Division, and not with the Register of Wills. All such objections shall be in writing with consecutively numbered paragraphs, signed by counsel, or if not represented by counsel, then by all the objectors. Objections must be verified by at least one of the objectors. Each objection shall be specific. The pleadings allowed after the filing of such objections shall be governed by Pa.O.C. Rule 2.8(a) and (b).

By the Court

President Judge

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 17-276. Filed for public inspection February 17, 2017, 9:00 a.m.]

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