Make your Free
Notice to Heirs

  • Answer simple questions to create your document
  • Sign & share your document online
  • Save progress and finish on any device; download & print at home

How it works

  • Build your
    document
  • Save, print
    & share
  • Sign it &
    Make it legal
Sample Notice to Heirs Form Template
How it Works
Build your Document
Save, Print & Share
Sign it & make it legal

Notice to Heirs Basics

As the administrator of an estate, it's crucial to take the right legal steps. A Notice to Heirs document enables you to officially notify those family members, and others mentioned in the Will, that they may be potential heirs to the estate. It alerts them to an informal probate. Our Notice to Heirs form makes it easy.

Use the Notice to Heirs document if:

  • You are the administrator of an estate and you would like to send notice to all the heirs of the estate.

A Notice to Heirs document is typically sent by the administrator. The form must be delivered in person with an Acceptance of Service form (which is signed by the heir upon receipt), or mailed by certified mail with an Affidavit of Service, to prove that the Notice to Heirs has been mailed to the heir's legal address. Laws vary depending on where you live; for specific guidance on who to send the notice to, and when, consult with an estate planning attorney. Time can be critical, as the Notice to Heirs must typically be sent within a set number of days after the administrator has been appointed.

Other names for this document: Letter to Heirs, Notice to Beneficiaries


Sample Notice to Heirs

More than just a template, our step-by-step interview process makes it easy to create a Notice to Heirs.

Save, sign, print, and download your document when you are done.

Get legal advice

From Rocket Lawyer On Call® attorneys.

Characters remaining: 600

Notice to Heirs Basics

A Notice to Heirs document is typically sent by the administrator. The form must be delivered in person with an Acceptance of Service form (which is signed by the heir upon receipt), or mailed by certified mail with an Affidavit of Service, to prove that the Notice to Heirs has been mailed to the heir's legal address. Laws vary depending on where you live; for specific guidance on who to send the notice to, and when, consult with an estate planning attorney. Time can be critical, as the Notice to Heirs must typically be sent within a set number of days after the administrator has been appointed.

Other names for this document: Letter to Heirs, Notice to Beneficiaries

Use the Notice to Heirs document if:
  • You are the administrator of an estate and you would like to send notice to all the heirs of the estate.
Read {{ showMore ? 'Less' : 'More' }}

Ready to create your Free Notice to Heirs?

Your document is free within your one week membership trial.

Meet ALL your legal needs with a Rocket Lawyer membership.
Document Defense®
Have an attorney ready to defend your document
Document Review
Review up to 6 documents a year with an attorney
Ask a Lawyer
Get 2 Q&A sessions with an attorney every month
1-on-1 Legal Advice
Enjoy 30-minute consultations  on each new legal matter
Exclusive Discounts
Save on additional legal services from our nationwide network of lawyers
Unlimited Documents
Access hundreds of legal documents, plus extra features like electronic signatures