Small Estate Affidavit

When someone dies without a will, this affidavit filed in the probate court that is used to declare or identify the heirs of a deceased person and state ownership of real and personal property. This must be approved by a probate judge. The criteria for using this process are as follows:

  • Person (Decedent) must have died without a will;
  • No petition has been filed for the appointment of a personal representative;
  • Thirty (30) days have elapsed since the death of decedent; and
  • The value of the entire assets of the estate, not including homestead and exempt property, does not exceed $50,000.

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If you find yourself involved in the confusing probate process help is available. Contact us online or call our Dallas office directly at 214.559.7202 to schedule your free consultation with our experienced probate attorney.

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