Wyoming Small Estate Affidavit | Affidavit of Heirship
If a loved one lived in or owned property in Wyoming, and passes away without a will, then successors may file either an affidavit of heirship or a small estate affidavit to claim the personal and real estate property of the decedent, and avoid probate court. “Small estates” in Wyoming are generous – they are defined as estates valuing $200,000 or less, more than most states in the US. Successors may file these affidavits after a 30-day waiting period, and a certified copy of the affidavit may be used to claim debts owed to the decedent.
Affidavit of Heirship: financial and tangible property, from bank accounts to vehicles to heirlooms, may value up to $200,000 and the family may still file the affidavit of heirship to avoid probate court.
Small Estate Affidavit: If a loved one dies in Wisconsin without a will, then the small estate affidavit can be filed to claim real estate property such as homes and land, and avoid probate court.