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The Small Estate Affidavit may be helpful when an Estate has not been opened.
Access the Small Estate Affidavit Form (PDF).
As of July 1, 2022, the value of the decedent's estate was increased to $100,000. The State has not yet updated their form.
This form is not required to be filed with the Court; however, if the financial institution refuses to honor the form it may be filed as an EM case type with no filing fee.
If probate is required, the filing fee to open an Estate with the Court is $177. This Office urges you to obtain the advice of an attorney.