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Making an Affidavit of Heirship
Settling a loved one's estate can prove challenging during an already difficult time. An Affidavit of Heirship can ease the process if a family member or spouse has passed away with no Will or instructions on how to disburse their estate. Use an Affidavit of Heirship if you wish to make it known that you are the lawful heir of a deceased person.
Also called an Affidavit of Heirship, this document provides a quick way for beneficiaries to establish ownership of real and personal property. It is generally faster because you avoid going through probate court. It is most often used when your spouse or family member dies without a will and leaves only real property.
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Yes, an Affidavit of Heirship needs to be filed and recorded with the deed records of the county where the property is located.
An Affidavit of Heirship should be signed by someone who is not the heir. This individual should not benefit from the estate and should be familiar with the family history of the decedent.