Probate News


Effective March 1, 2014, the Ohio Supreme court adopted the following amended or new Standard Probate Forms:

    1. SPF-12.0 Application for Certificate of Transfer
    2. SPF-12.1 Certificate of Transfer
    3. SPF-19.2 Petition To Recognize Foreign Adoption
    4. SPF-19.3 Order For Birth Record For Foreign Born Child
    5. SPF-25.0 Application For Order To Disinter Remains
    6. SPF-25.1 Judgment Entry Setting Hearing On

                Application for Disinterment

    1. SPF-25.2 Notice of Hearing on Application For Disinterment
    2. SPF-25.3 Affidavit of Service of Notice of Hearing On

                     Application for Disinterment

    1. SPF-25.4 Verification of Reinterment
    2. SPF-25.5 Waiver of Notice of Application To

                      Disinter Remains

    1. SPF-25.6 Order To Disinter Remains

As to SPF forms 12.0 and 12.1: Effective immediately, previous versions of SPF 12.0 and 12.1 should be discarded and only the new standard probate forms should be utilized going forward. The other new forms should be utilized effective immediately. The failure to utilize the new standard probate forms could result in the filings being rejected or required to be re-filed. The forms may be found at the Ohio Supreme Court website (see the “Links” for a link to the forms); or copies may be requested from court staff.