According to Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 2113.03, successors may file a small estate affidavit to claim real estate property of a decedent. If the surviving spouse files the small estate affidavit, he or she may claim real estate like houses or land valued up to $100,000; however, if other successors file the small estate affidavit, then the real estate can only value as much as $35,000.
How to Write
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 – Bring a certified copy of the death certificate and file the form with the proper clerk or courthouse.