In Arizona, the Small Estate Affidavit may be filed if a decedent’s estate has been valued at less than $100,000, and at least 30 days have passed since the property owner passed away. If the decedent’s personal property – bank accounts, vehicles, other non-real estate property – values less than $75,000, then the successors may also file for a Small Estate Affidavit. Whether the decedent had a will or not, a Small Estate Affidavit helps the family or other inheritors avoid probate court.
- Laws – Statute 14-3971(B)
How to Write
Step 2 – Enter the following into the form:
- Header – Enter Superior Court (See List)
- Name of Decedent
- Date of Birth
- Case Number
- Check the three (3) boxes depending on your situation
- Date and Sign
- Verification – On the last page you will be required to verify that everything you have stated is true and accurate
Step 3 – File the form with the proper clerk or courthouse.