The Alabama affidavit of heirship is a form that may be used when a loved one dies and a person is the rightful heir and chooses to bypass the probate process in order to obtain possession of real estate. This form may only be used by family member(s) or a spouse and must be completed by at least two (2) individuals that knew of the individual that died.
How to Write
Step 2 – In the header enter the name of the person who died.
Step 3 – Enter the county where the document is being filed.
Step 4 – Enter the following;
- Section 1
- Name of Affiant
- Name of Decedent
- Section 2
- Beginning and end date of knowing decedent
- Section 3
- Date, City, County, State, of decedent’s death and the street address where he/she lived
- Question 1 – Did the decedent leave a will? yes or no
- Question 2 – If so, was the will submitted to Probate? yes or no
- Question 3 – Give the name and address(es) of any widower(s)
- Question 4 – Give the name(s) of all previous spouses of the decedent
- Question 5 – Names and places of residence of all surviving children
- Question 6 – Names of all deceased children of the decedent
- Question 7 – Names and addresses of any deceased son(s) or daughter(s) of the decedent
- Question 8 – Did the decedent have any adopted or step-children in their home before passing?
- Question 9 – If the decedent had no children, then list any and all parent(s), brother(s), and sister(s) names and addresses
- Question 10 – If the decedent has no surviving children, grandchildren, mother, father, brother, or sister list all other surviving members
- Question 11 – What is your relationship with the decedent?
- Question 12 – How long have you known the decedent?
- Signature – The affiant must sign the form and it must be completed in the presence of a notary public.