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Making a Small Estate Affidavit
A Small Estate Affidavit is often used when a spouse or family member has passed. Using an Affidavit will allow you to fast track the resolution of an estate through probate court. It's a good way to help you resolve final estate matters for a deceased person who died without a will and with a "small estate."
Making a free Small Estate Affidavit online is simple. Just answer a few questions, and Rocket Lawyer will build your document for you. Consider these questions beforehand to make the process speedier:
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Settling an estate can be a lengthy process. A Small Estate Affidavit can help you speed up the process when there is no Last Will and the estate is smaller than $150,000 in assets.
Depending on the attorney, the cost of a Small Estate Affidavit can cost anywhere from $200-$400. With Rocket Lawyer, you can make one for free.
It depends. Certain states require that a Small Estate Affidavit be notarized, but others may only require that it be signed "under penalty of perjury." Ask a lawyer or check with the probate court in the county where the deceased was a resident for more information regarding your state's notary requirements.