Ohio Small Estate Affidavit | 5.0

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 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 – Bring a certified copy of the death certificate and file the form with the proper clerk or courthouse.