Nebraska Small Estate Affidavit

In Nebraska, the small estate affidavit allows successors to file for heirship of real estate property. According to Neb. Rev. Stat. § 30-24,129, real estate can avoid probate court if the value is $30,000 or less, and successors may file for ownership of the property 30 days after the decedent passes. This is less encumbrances like the mortgage and liens.

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.