New Jersey Small Estate Affidavit | L-8

Is a surviving spouse files a small estate affidavit to claim ownership of property such as a home or plot of land, then the value of the property may be $20,000 or less. However, if other heirs file to claim real estate property, then the value may not exceed $5,000. This regulation is governed by New Jersey statute R.S. 46:14-7 and R.S. 46:14-8.

How to Write

Step 1 – Download in Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word (.doc).

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 – Bring a certified copy of the death certificate and file the form with the proper clerk or courthouse.