Pennsylvania Small Estate Affidavit
In Pennsylvania, small estate affidavits are governed under Title 20, Chapter 31, § 3102. The state allows successors of a deceased loved one to file a small estate affidavit for any real estate property not divided among heirs in a last will and testament. The value of the property may not exceed $50,000 to children, spouses, or parents, and may not exceed $25,000 for other heirs.
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 – File the form with a copy of the death certificate to the proper clerk or courthouse.