Connecticut Small Estate Affidavit | Affidavit of Heirship
Connecticut allows heirs or successors of a deceased person’s property to bypass probate or go through a simplified probate procedure if the estate is considered “uncomplicated” or “small.” Generally, this means the personal or real estate property must be valued at less than $40,000. The time frame ranges between 6 months and 2 years for the affidavit to go through, depending on taxes that need to be paid.
Affidavit of Heirship: An affidavit of heirship allows the successor(s) to avoid probate court if the decedent’s estate is worth $40,000 or less. This is the total value of personal property like bank accounts and vehicles.
Small Estate Affidavit: Under Connecticut law, if a deceased loved one’s real estate values less than $40,000, then successors may avoid the expense and time involved in probate court by applying for a small estate affidavit to distribute the real estate or sell it.