Kansas Small Estate Affidavit

A small estate affidavit in Kansas involves real estate – land or a home – that values at less than $20,000. Under Kan. Stat. Ann. § 59-1507b, the decedent’s successors may file a small estate affidavit to claim this property in order to distribute it outside of probate court, including claiming the title in order to sell the property. Probate court can be time-consuming and expensive, and the small estate affidavit helps many families simplify their inheritance.

How to Write

Step 1 – Download in Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word (.doc).

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 – Obtain a notarized copy of the death certificate, and file the form with the proper clerk or courthouse.