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Trusts (TRP) FAQs

Accounting Questions - Can I mail in my account/inventory?

Yes, inventories and accounts may be mailed to the Probate Division, but it is preferable to file them in person so that they may be reviewed for completeness.

Accounting Questions - Must original bank statements and original checks be filed with accounts?

No, copies are acceptable provided that the originals are exhibited at the time of filing.

Other Questions - What documents need to be verified to be filed in the Probate Division?

The following pleadings must be verified to be filed in the Probate Division:

1. All Petitions - SCR-PD 2(b) and 3
2. Complaints filed in Probate Matters - SCR-PD 107(a), and 208(a)
3. Accounts - DC Code 20-721
4. Inventories - DC Code 20-711
5. Guardian Reports - SCR-PD 328
6. Assignments - SCR-PD 120 and 420
7. Claims - DC Code 20-905(a)
8. Affidavits of Mailing and Non-Mailing in Standard Probate - SCR-PD 403(a)(8)
9. Any Affidavit - SCR-CIV 9
10. Verification and Certificate of Notice - SCR-PD 403(b)(3)
11. Certificate of Completion - SCR-PD 426

According to SCR-CIV 11, no other pleadings need be verified. Accordingly, motions, answers, responses and oppositions do not need to be verified.

Other Questions - What is the procedure for obtaining a foreign subpoena from the Probate Division?

Submit a copy of the foreign subpoena, a completed Probate Division PBM subpoena form http://www.dccourts.gov/internet/documents/ForeignSubpoena.pdf, and a $10.00 fee for each subpoena requested to the Probate Clerk’s Office in the Probate Division on the third floor at 515 5th Street, NW, Washington, DC. Make sure that the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of all counsel of record and of all parties not represented by counsel are included either in the foreign subpoena or on the second page of the PBM subpoena form. If medical records are being requested, the copy of the foreign subpoena must be certified, and the filer will be referred to Judge-in- Chambers for issuance of the subpoena.