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 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.