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12 ANY DECEDENT ) PETITION FOR ORDER FOR PRELIMINARY
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Petitioner, ___________, as the Personal Representative of the estate of the above-named
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decedent, states:
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1. DATE OF DEATH AND DOMICILE.
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11 ______________ died on _________in the City of ___________, County of __________,

12 State of California, and was a resident of that county at the time of his/her death.
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2. APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE.
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The decedent's Will dated________ and codicil dated ______ was/were admitted to probate
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by order of this court on ______________.
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17 OR: Despite a diligent search and inquiry, no will of decedent has been found. Petitioner

18 qualified as executor/administrator/administrator-with-will-annexed of the estate and Letters


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Testamentary/Letters of Administration/Letters of Administration-with-will-annexed were issued to
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petitioner on ___________________. At all times since then petitioner have been acting as the duly
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qualified executor/administrator/administrator-with-will-annexed of the decedent’s estate.
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23 3. AUTHORITY GRANTED UNDER INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION OF

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On _______________________, petitioner was granted authority by order of this court to
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administer the estate without court supervision under the Independent Administration of Estates Act.
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This authority has not been revoked.
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1 4. STATUS OF ESTATE.
2 Petitioner has performed all duties required of him/her for the estate of the decedent with
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respect to the administration of the estate. The estate is now ready for distribution and is in a
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condition to be closed.
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5. NOTICE OF DEATH.

7 Notice of Petition to Administer Estate, which constitutes one form of notice to creditors, has

8 been published for the period and in the manner prescribed by law. Within thirty (30) days after the
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completion of publication, an Affidavit of Publication showing due publication in the manner and
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form required by law was filed with the clerk of the court. Reasonable efforts were made to identify
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creditors of the estate and Notice of Administration to Creditors was sent to all known creditors of
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13 the estate on _________________________. More than four months have elapsed since the first

14 issuance of Letters, and the time for filing or presenting claims has expired.
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