The Probate Division of the Circuit Court accepts wills for safekeeping, probates wills, grants administration for decedent’s estates (testate and intestate) and testamentary trusts, and qualifies guardians and/or conservators over incapacitated adults and guardians over the person and property of minors. Appointments to probate an estate or qualify as a fiduciary are required.
The information on this website is not intended to be construed as legal advice about estate distribution or taxes. Under Virginia law, clerks cannot give legal advice, answer legal questions or give advice on how to fill out the forms listed below. Please call the Clerk’s Office/Probate Division at 703-691-7320 (press 3, 5, 1), TTY 711 for answers to specific procedural questions or to schedule an appointment. If you have questions about laws regarding estate distribution or taxes, you can contact an attorney licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Both the Fairfax Bar Association and the Virginia State Bar have lawyer referral services. The phone number for the Fairfax Bar Association’s lawyer referral service is: 703-246-3780. The phone number for the Virginia State Bar’s lawyer referral service is: 1-800-552-7977.
Listed below are the Circuit Court information forms and resident agent form for a decedent’s estate, incapacitated adult’s estate, trust estate and a minor’s estate. You can complete these forms before the appointment, during the appointment or the probate clerk can prepare them for you. These forms can also be made available to you at the time of your appointment.
The Virginia Supreme Court website contains many of the forms that are commonly used during the probate process. Below are links to the most commonly requested forms for a decedent’s estate (testate and intestate), trust estate, incapacitated adult’s estate and minor’s estate.