When a parent is deceased, the Summons and the Petition MUST be served on the following people:
And if the person filing the parentage case is NOT the child's living parent, that parent must be served too, of course.
You must follow these requirements carefully or your case may not move forward.
The papers can be served in person or by mail, or other way the court allows. If you cannot locate any of the people that must be served, let the court know your efforts to contact them and the court will either give you permission to serve them some other way, or will let you move forward without giving notice to the people that cannot be found.
IMPORTANT: If there is any type of court hearing coming up in the case and no orders have been made yet, you MUST serve all these people at least 15 days before the hearing.