The forms provided on our website are designed
so that users can fill in the blanks using their personal computer.
Completed forms can then be printed and/or saved locally for future
filing at the Shelby County Probate Court per court rules. At
this time, electronic, on-line or e-mail filings are not acceptable
under the court rules currently in effect.
2. Choose which form(s) you would like to use.
3. Click on the selected form. Your browser
should launch Adobe Acrobat automatically and download the form
to your computer. You will then be viewing the form using Adobe
Acrobat Reader. You may use Acrobat Reader to view and print the
Note: If you are
using a version of Internet Explorer older than 5.5, you may have
to adjust a setting in Acrobat Reader 5.0. You may have to uncheck
the "Enable web browser integration" check box under
4. Once the form is displayed,
click above any of the blank lines where you usually type text.
Your cursor will be displayed above that line. Type the appropriate
text. When you complete the text for that line, hit the <Tab>
key and the cursor will automatically move to the next fillable
Note: the fillable fields are equipped
with automatic line-wrap and shrink to fit features. If you type
more characters than fit on one line, the text will automatically
wrap to the next line. When you press <Tab> to move to the
next field, the text that you just typed will automatically shrink
to fit the field.
Note: if the printed copy
omits characters that appear on your screen, you may have to select/deselect
"Print As Image" under print options. When you have
completed filling out and printing the document, exit Acrobat
Reader to return to your browser.
Note: If you are using a
version of Adobe Acrobat Reader older than 5.0, you will not be
able to save the completed form to your local computer. *