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  • Someone has died and there is no living spouse, no court-appointed Personal Representative of the Estate (executor), or other person currently authorized or immediately available to make necessary funeral arrangements, AND
  • You want to be appointed "Special Administrator" with authority to make urgent funeral arrangements ONLY, AND
  • You do not want to be appointed "Personal Representative" (commonly known as "executor") of the Estate at this time.

Packets contain ALL forms and ALL instructions needed for this process. Where there are separate packets for Instructions and Forms, get BOTH packets.

Title File English Spanish
Appointment of Special Administrator for Funeral Arrangements - Forms and Instructions PBESA1 PDF PDF

The individual forms and instructions below are already included in the Packet(s) above. If you choose to download the documents individually, make sure you get ALL of the instructions and ALL of the forms. Be sure the documents are in the following order:

Order Title File English Spanish
1 Instructions: How to Complete All Forms pbesa10i PDF PDF
2 Procedures: What to do After Completing All Forms pbesa10p PDF PDF
Order Title File English Spanish
1 Probate Cover Sheet pb10f PDF PDF
2 Application for Emergency Appointment as Special Administrator for Funeral Arrangements pbesa11f PDF PDF
3 Letters of Appointment and Acceptance of Appointment pbesa17f PDF PDF
4 Order for Emergency Appointment of Special Administrator for Funeral Arrangements pbesa81f PDF PDF
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