Probate By Appointment Only

There are many different ways to probate an estate:

  • Testate – with an original Will

  • Intestate – without a Will

  • Ancillary – decedent was not a resident of West Virginia but owned real estate in Raleigh County

  • Small Estate Affidavit – real estate valued at less than $100,000 and personal property less than $50,000

Before an estate is started a death certificate or letter from a funeral home must be provided. 

Please note – there are fees for each step of the probate process that must be paid to our office either by cash, check, credit card, or money order payable to the Raleigh County Clerk.  Fees are determined at the time of appointment based on how the estate is probated. 

Please complete the questionnaire located below in the forms section to the best of your ability to help us determine which process will best suit your needs.  The completed questionnaire must be delivered to the probate office via US postal service or email prior to the scheduling of your appointment.  

Feel free to contact the probate office with any questions or concerns at 304-252-0161 or email  Thank you for your cooperation.


Danny W Moore, Clerk