The most urgent change eliminates fax filing in Marion Superior and Circuit Courts. This may result in eliminating fax as an alternative to e-filing. You can download that rule proposal here. The proposal specifies that the change takes effect today, 1/6/17.
The second change aligns the local rules for probate with the e-filing environment. In particular, the change:
- Eliminates the requirement to file the original will, instead specifying electronic filing of the will along with an affidavit attesting that the electronic document is a scan of the original. The form for this is appended to the amendment proposal (linked below).
- Removes the requirement that most personal representative and guardians must appear in court.
This proposed change is to take effect a week from today, 1/13/17. Download the proposed order changing probate rules here.