In Rhode Island, an executor of a small estate may be named in a will and other successors may still file a small estate affidavit to collect real estate property, not including motor vehicles. If no executor is named in the will, then one of the successors must also file to become the voluntary administrator of the small estate, which may not exceed $15,000 in value. The successors may file the Rhode Island small estate affidavit after 30 days (one month) has passed since the decedent died.
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 – File the form with a copy of the death certificate to the proper clerk or courthouse.