New 2016 Bucks County Orphans' Court Rules
Bucks County Orphans' Court Rules 1.2A through 13.3A and Bucks County Orphans' Court Rule 17.1A were vacated and replaced by Bucks County Orphans' Court Rules 1.1A through 10.4A by court order dated July 19, 2016, effective September 1, 2016.
Rule1.1A. Short Title and Citation.
Rule1.5A. Local Rules.
Rule1.6A. Mediation by Agreement, Local Rule, or Court Order.
Rule1.9A. Holidays and Emergencies.
ACCOUNTS, OBJECTIONS AND DISTRIBUTIONS
Rule2.1A. Sessions of Court.
Rule2.4A. Additional Receipts and Disbursements.
Rule2.6A. Filing with the Clerk.
Rule2.7A. Objections to Accounts or Petitions for Adjudication/Statements of Proposed Distribution.
Rule2.9A. Confirmation of Accounts; Awards.
Rule2.10A. Foreign Heirs and Unknown Distributees.
Rule2.11A. Appointment of Official Examiners.
PETITION PRACTICE AND PLEADING
Rule3.1A. Petitions Generally.
Rule3.5A. Mode of Proceeding on Petition.
Rule3.7A. Time for Filing and Service of Responsive Pleadings.
Rule3.9A. Preliminary Objections.
FORMAT AND SERVICE OF LEGAL PAPER BY PARTIES AND COURT;
Rule4.2A. Citation or Notice to Individuals and Entities.
Rule4.7A. Electronic Filing.
RULES GOVERNING SPECIFIC TYPES OF PETITIONS
Rule5.4A. Revocation, Vacating or Extension of Time for Filing of Surviving Spouse's Election.
Rule5.6A. Appointment of a Guardian for the Estate or Person of a Minor.
Rule5.6B. Minor's Estate, Allowances.
Rule5.8A. Discharge of Fiduciary and Surety.
Rule5.10A. Public Sale of Real Estate.
Rule5.10B. Joinder and Consent.
Rule5.10C. Procedure for Public Sale. Security.
Rule5.10D. Public Sale. Exhibits.
Rule 5.11A. Private Sale of Real Property or Options There for.
Rule5.11B. Petition to Fix or Waive Additional Security. Personal Representative. Other Fiduciary.
Rule5.12A. Mortgage or Lease of Real Property.
Rule5.16A. Petition to Settle Wrongful Death and Survival Actions.
Rule5.17A. Petition for Leave to Compromise Minor's Action.
RULES RELATING TO PRE-HEARING AND HEARING PROCEDURE
Rule7.1A. Practice as to Depositions, Discovery, Production of Documents and
Perpetuation of Testimony.
Rule 7.1B. Pretrial Conference.
Rule7.2A. Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings.
Rule7.3A. Motion for Summary Judgment.
Rule8.2A. Motions for Reconsideration.
Rule9.1A. Notice of Hearings.
Rule9.2A. Filing of Report.
Rule9.5A. Transcript of Testimony.
Rule9.6A. Notice of Filing Report.
Rule9.7A. Confirmation of Report.
REGISTER OF WILLS
Rule10.4A. Appeals from the Register of Wills.