Visit the office of the probate court handling the estate. Ask the court clerk for the form necessary to renounce your interest in an estate.
Complete the form. Forms differ by state, but you usually need the deceased person's name, date of death and the probate court's case number.
Ask the court clerk where notarial services are located in the court. Sign and date the renunciation form in front of a notary and have her notarize your signature.
File the form in the probate court. You might have to pay a filling fee; fees vary by court. Ask for at least two stamped copies. Keep one copy and give the other copy to the estate's executor or administrator.