Oregon Small Estate Affidavit | Affidavit of Heirship
Oregon allows grieving families to file either an affidavit of heirship, or different types of small estate affidavits, to claim ownership of a small estate after a decedent passes away without a last will and testament. Probate can take time and money, which grieving families might wish to avoid. Affidavits to avoid probate allow successors to administer and distribute their deceased loved one’s property among themselves, as they wish or as they believe the decedent would wish.
Affidavit of Heirship: When 30 days have passed since a loved one passed away in Oregon, successors may file an affidavit of heirship to collect $50,000 of bank accounts, trusts, final paychecks, life insurance policies, and heirlooms.
Small Estate Affidavit: Oregon allows heirs to collect real estate valued as much as $90,000.
Boat Inheritance Affidavit: Oregon offers a separate affidavit for successors to transfer the title of a boat in a decedent’s name if an heir was not specified in the decedent’s will.
DMV Vehicle Inheritance Affidavit: Successors may file an affidavit of inheritance for vehicles, not including boats, with the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles, as long as the vehicles do not value more than $50,000.