Arizona Small Estate Affidavit | Affidavit of Heirship

Use the downloadable small estate affidavit and the affidavit of heirship to prevent a deceased loved one’s estate from going to probate court, and ensure there are no legal battles for ownership of finances or property after they have passed. If a loved one in Arizona did not create a will before they died, use these forms to help make the family’s transition smoother.

Affidavit of Heirship: Arizona does not force family or other inheritors to initiate the heirship process immediately after death, but allows grieving families to wait up to 2 years before completing and filing the affidavit of heirship.

Small Estate Laws: In Arizona, successors may avoid probate court by filing a small estate affidavit if the estate values less than $100,000.



The Arizona Affidavit of Heirship for Real Estate allows successors to transfer real estate, finances, cars, and other “property” after the owner has died, without the need for a will or probate court. The estate must be valued at less than $100,000 for Arizona to grant this affidavit – larger…

In Arizona, the Small Estate Affidavit may be filed if a decedent’s estate has been valued at less than $100,000, and at least 30 days have passed since the property owner passed away. If the decedent’s personal property – bank accounts, vehicles, other non-real estate property – values less than…