1250. (a) At any time after the issuance of letters in a proceeding
under this code for the administration of a decedent's estate, any
person interested in the estate, whether as devisee, heir, creditor,
beneficiary under a trust, or as otherwise interested, may in person
or by attorney, file with the court clerk a written request for
(b) The request for special notice shall be so entitled and shall
set forth the name of the person and the address to which notices
shall be sent.
(c) Special notice may be requested of one or more of the
(1) Petitions filed in the administration proceeding.
(2) Inventories and appraisals of property in the estate,
including any supplemental inventories and appraisals.
(3) Objections to an appraisal.
(4) Accounts of a personal representative.
(5) Reports of status of administration.
(d) Special notice may be requested of any matter in subdivision
(c) by describing it, or of all the matters in subdivision (c) by
referring generally to "the matters described in subdivision (c) of
Section 1250 of the Probate Code" or by using words of similar
(e) A copy of the request shall be personally delivered or mailed
to the personal representative or to the attorney for the personal
representative. If personally delivered, the request is effective
when it is delivered. If mailed, the request is effective when it is
(f) When the original of the request is filed with the court
clerk, it shall be accompanied by a written admission or proof of
1251. A request for special notice under this chapter may be
modified or withdrawn in the same manner as provided for the making
of the initial request.
1252. (a) Unless the court makes an order dispensing with the
notice, if a request has been made pursuant to Section 1250 for
special notice of a hearing, the person filing the petition, report,
account, or other paper shall give written notice of the filing,
together with a copy of the petition, report, account, or other
paper, and the time and place set for the hearing, by mail to the
person named in the request at the address set forth in the request,
at least 15 days before the time set for the hearing.
(b) If a request has been made pursuant to Section 1250 for
special notice of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of the
estate or of the filing of any other paper that does not require a
hearing, the inventory and appraisal or other paper shall be mailed
not later than 15 days after the inventory and appraisal or other
paper is filed with the court.