Idaho Small Estate Affidavit | Affidavit of Heirship

Idaho, like many states, allows grieving families and other successors to avoid the time and expense of probate court by filing either an affidavit of heirship (real or personal property) or a small estate affidavit (real estate). If a loved one dies in Idaho, heirs may file affidavits to claim the decedent’s property if the personal property or real estate values less than $100,000. There is a 30-day waiting period for the affidavits to process, but family members do not have to file immediately after their loved one’s passing.

Affidavit of Heirship: An affidavit of heirship allows successors to avoid probate court if a decedent’s estate is small, meaning less than $100,000. This affidavit covers personal property like bank accounts and unpaid debts like last paychecks.

Small Estate Affidavit: If a loved one passes away in Idaho, the successors may avoid probate court by filing a small estate affidavit, which allows them to collect real estate valuing less than $100,000.



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An affidavit of heirship allows successors to avoid probate court and claim a decedent’s personal property, which includes  bank accounts, last paychecks, heirlooms, and other “real” property. In Idaho, the affidavit of heirship does not include real estate or vehicles, and the “personal” estate must value less than $100,000. If…

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If a loved one passes away in Idaho, the successors may avoid probate court by filing a small estate affidavit to collect real estate owned by the decedent. This property at fair market value, minus taxes, liens, and other expenses, may not value more than $100,000. In addition, the real…

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While some states charge an inheritance tax on vehicles or certain dollar amounts, the Idaho Small Estate Affidavit (Vehicle Only) allows successors to claim a decedent’s vehicle, and they will not have to pay any tax as the successors did not purchase the vehicle. If a loved one passed away…