Probate practice and procedure
Practice in Probate Courts
§ 33-22-2 Contents of petition for probate
Whenever any petition shall be filed for the probate of a will or for the first
grant of original or ancillary administration in this state, the petitioner
shall set forth under oath in the petition:
(1) The title of the proceeding and the name and address of
(2) The domicile of the decedent, together with any other
facts upon which the jurisdiction of the probate court to which the petition is
directed may depend.
(3) So far as known to the petitioner:
(i) The names and post office addresses of the surviving
spouse and heirs at law. Provided, however, if no heirs at law are listed, the
petitioner shall file an affidavit under oath setting forth what efforts the
petitioner has made to locate heirs at law.
(ii) If the person is under the age of eighteen (18) years,
his or her age, post office address, and the names and post office addresses of
his or her parents, or such of them as may be living, and of his or her
guardian or guardians if any.
(iii) If the person is an adjudged incompetent, the name and
post office address of his or her guardian or guardians if any, and the name
and post office address of the person or institution having the care or custody
of the incompetent.
(iv) If the petition is for the allowance of a will, it shall
also contain the names and post office addresses of the named beneficiaries
entitled to take there under to the extent that they are different than the
heirs at law.
History of Section.
(G.L. 1938, ch. 571, § 20; P.L. 1951, ch. 2742, § 1; P.L. 1952, ch.
3022, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 33-22-2; P.L. 1984, ch. 81, § 7; P.L.
1990, ch. 36, § 1; P.L. 2008, ch. 296, § 1; P.L. 2008, ch. 315,